Earlier this year in March, the company announced it will close all remaining 700 stores in the USA after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September last year and struggling to find a buyer.
In the photograph posted online by Facebook user Rene Johnpiere, who appears to have been an employee at the toy store, Geoffrey is seen wearing a beach shirt, with a hat and sunglasses perched on his head and his right hand on a trolley luggage. Numerous employees losing their jobs have worked for the company for decades.
In a dire retail landscape, more than 8,000 US shops closed in 2017, roughly double the average annual store closures in the previous decade, according to data from the International Council of Shopping Centers. "I like the idea of donating the toys".
Toys R Us filed for Chapter 11 reorganization last fall and pledged to stay open, but the company saw poor sales during the critical holiday season as customers and vendors shied away.
Patty Van Fossan, a long-time employee from OH said of the closure: 'I'm never going to have a job like Toys R Us.
On Thursday, it was revealed that employees are fighting for their severance pay while executives are being paid bonuses.
So, it would seem those discussions have progressed far enough for Toys "R" Us to some hope to fans through that initial post. "Play on!" the message, playing on the company's famous jingle, added. "Oh wow, that's nice", said Vivian Smith, when she heard the news.