This week, toy store mega-chain Toys R Us has officially closed its doors for good, and former-children everywhere are mourning the loss of the toy Mecca and their respective childhoods. Someone else who is having a hard time saying goodbye to the toy retailer? Toys R Us mascot, Geoffrey the giraffe.
This photo, posted to Facebook by Toys R Us employee Rene Johnpiere, shows Geoffrey waving goodbye next to a suitcase in an empty aisle of the store. The picture has gone completely viral, and has been shared nearly 300,000 times since it was posted on Wednesday, June 27th.
Where is he going? Vacation? Retirement? The unemployment line?
Either way, it is sad to know that this will probably be the last time we see Geoffrey before he fades into obscurity. Well, until he shows up on some nostalgia-bait BuzzFeed list or something (I'm calling it now, look out for a "You Will Never Believe What Geoffrey the Giraffe Looks Like Now!" headline in the next ten years or so).