Toys ‘R’ Us writes heartwarming goodbye as it closes for good

01 July, 2018, 10:28 | Author: Frank Williams
  • Rene Johnpiere the woman who took the viral also posted several other images including the one above that reads'I guess everyone has grown up. There's no more Toys

The company announced earlier this year that all stores would close and had been slashing prices leading up to the final closing.

Ms Johnpiere also posted several photos of an empty Toys "R" Us store on Friday, saying: "Last pictures of store after we locked the doors for the last time".

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

Employees at the Triangle Town Center spent their last day boxing up the toys bound for charity. "I like the idea of donating the toys".

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

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This isn't the first time the toy shop has seen a random act of kindness; in December a year ago, two anonymous "secret Santas" went in and paid off $10,000 (£7,570) in layaway toys.

"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.

Meanwhile, five former Toys R Us executives, including former CEO David Brandon, shared $8.2 million in retention bonuses. "Play on!" the message, playing on the company's famous jingle, added.

"This is the story of a company, one of the most iconic in America, that was saddled with so much debt that it could not succeed", Democratic Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey said, according to The Washington Post.

Employees remained quiet on the buyer, but some customers guessed a celebrity or philanthropist bought the toys.

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