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

The bankrupt toy company announced that it would be shutting down all US locations in March

But numerous children who happily sang the "I don't wanna grow up, I'm a Toys R Us kid" jingle grew into busy parents who found shopping online more convenient.

As Toys "R" Us Inc stores across the United States marked their final day in business on Friday, the bankrupt toy retailer posted a farewell message to customers on its website next to an image of its iconic Geoffrey the Giraffe mascot thanking them and urging them to "Play on!"

Another poster has a letter from Geoffrey that reads: 'One day, all of us will get separated from each other.

A man reportedly bought upwards of $1 million of toys from the now-defunct Toys "R" Us stores in North Carolina, our sister station WTVD confirmed. We will miss our conversations of everything, and nothing, and the dreams we had.

"I'm sad", Tina Ohemenj said.

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The most recent set of photos, posted on Thursday night, shows the empty store in the moments before employees locked the doors for the last time. As kids, just the thought of visiting Toys R Us gave us a lot of excitement.

People have turned to social media to express their sadness.

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

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

"I'm never going to have a job like Toys R Us", said long-time employee Patty Van Fossan, 54, from Boardroom, Ohio, who was among a group of workers at protests in NY, fighting for severance that they believe they are owed. Party City is also opening 50 pop-up toy shops this fall.

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