All good things must come to an end, but we (80's kids) will always want to be a Toys R Us Kid. Friday will be the final day of Toys R Us, and the end of era.

When I saw this picture of Geoffrey Giraffe, I teared up a little. Toys R Us has been around for over 70 years, but after many years of struggling with sales, the toy store chain will be closing their doors for good. The last day for the toy store will be this Friday, but some stores will be closing today (June 28th). I remember walking into Toys R Us and thinking it was the coolest place to be, you could play with all the toys, you could ride bikes to test them out, and play with Legos.

I am really sad to see it close, but I am also guilty of why its closing. Online shopping is just too convenient for me (and I am sure for you too). And if I wanted to go to a Toys R Us I had to travel to Springfield, St, Louis or Columbia, it was just cheaper to buy online.

In a final statement to their customers Toys R Us said:

Thanks to each of you who shared your amazing journey to (and through) parenthood with us, and to every grandparent, aunt, uncle, brother, and sister who's built a couch-cushion rocket ship, made up a hero adventure, or invented something gooey. Promise us just this one thing: Don't ever grow up. Play on!

So long Toys R Us, thanks for the memories and making my childhood fun. It will always be the one store that no matter your age, you were a kid.


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