Photo of Geoffrey the Giraffe leaving Toys "R" Us store goes viral

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In the wake of this historic retail event, a photo of the store's mascot, Geoffrey the Giraffe, standing in an empty store with a suitcase, is going viral.

Toys R Us, which also owned Babies R Us, collapsed in February after they were unable to pay a £15million tax bill.

In the less than two days since Johnpiere posted the image on Facebook, it has been shared almost 300,000 times.

"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.

Triple H got a big kick out of the images and took to social media to tease that maybe fans will see Geoffrey in an NXT ring someday.

Many kids grew up watching Geoffrey the Giraffe in TV commercials.

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Party City said on Monday it will open about 50 pop-up toy stores this year along with its Halloween City pop-up shops in locations that present "attractive leasing opportunities", CEO James Harrison said.

The toy store chain announced in March they would be closing down and the few remaining stores are closing for good this week. We do live in a sad day and it was a crushing blow to the inner child in millions of people.

Even as stores enter their final days of the liquidation sale, toy expert Jim Silver, the founder and editor in chief of popular toy review website TTPM.com, isn't convinced that the Toys R Us story is over.

Be sure to read how we think Toys R Us has helped define our childhoods throughout its long run.

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