A final good-bye: Toys R Us closes its doors forever

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The mascot stood surrounded by empty shelves and space, presumably in a Toys R Us store.

A young plays in an empty isle of a Toys R Us store in Houston on Thursday, June 28, 2018.

The second-to-last line, "Don't ever grow up", is a riff on Toys R Us' famous jingle: "I don't want to grow up, I'm a Toys R Us kid".

"One day, all of us will get separated from each other".

- Well, it's the day we all knew was coming. and now it's here.

The image captures the end of an era and sadness many people feel watching their favorite toy store close forever.

According to recent reports, former Toys R Us CEO Jerry Storch has been meeting with potential investors to find a way to reboot the toy company.

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"I think Geoffrey the Giraffe signifies fun and childhood memories", a zoo representative told CBS San Antonio affiliate KENS.

Another user, @carloslinera22, wrote: 'There are sad moments in life. but this, this broke me completely.

Please sign Geoffrey the Giraffe to #WWENXT or the #WWE main roster. Thank you for everything'. The photo was taken by Rene Johnpiere, who appears to work at a Toys "R" Us.

Geoffrey has acted as the chain's logo and "spokesanimal" for the past 70 years.

In addition to online platforms like Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), analysts have pointed to Walmart Inc (WMT.N), Target Corp (TGT.N), JC Penney Co Inc (JCP.N), Kohls Corp (KSS.N) and Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY.O) as chains that could pick up market share from Toys "R" Us. Party City is also opening 50 pop-up toy shops this fall.

Only a few months later in March, the decision was made to liquidate.