Toys R Us is saying goodbye.
The origin of the photo is unclear, but may have been staged and taken by a store employee.
"Empty. Sad that no one goes to brick-and-mortar stores anymore", Jason Sharp said.
'My heart is breaking, ' Johnpiere wrote.
In the less than two days since Johnpiere posted the image on Facebook, it has been shared almost 300,000 times.
This seems to be linked to recent rumors of a Toys "R" Us reboot in the works, which surfaced from a Bloomberg report.
The toy manufacturer filed for bankruptcy late past year but did not succeed in turning its fortunes around and in January it announced it would close 182 stores across the U.S.
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Estimates are projecting states and local governments could pull in $8 billion to $23 billion a year in revenue. Walls think people understand the importance of keeping brick and mortar businesses for our communities.
Geoffrey has acted as the chain's logo and "spokesanimal" for the past 70 years.
And thanks to this anonymous buyer, countless children from a newer, younger generation will derive joy from Toys R Us toys one last time, just like so many kids that came before them.
Jacob Rabon IV tweeted two of the photos with the caption: 'I can't believe childhood is cancelled'. Days before filing for bankruptcy, Toys "R" Us executives drew millions in bonuses, a scenario that didn't sit well with rank-and-file workers.
Not only will Toys "R" Us stores be closing, but also all Babies "R" Us stores will be liquidating all sales after today.
- Well, it's the day we all knew was coming. and now it's here.
Whether or not the zoo reaches its fundraising goal, the store closures and empty shelves do not mark the end of the memories so many people have of Toys "R" Us.