The retailer was set to close for good on Friday night but not before a generous soul did something unexpected.
Toys ‘R’ Us announced its closure earlier this year, and as its stores went down one by one, so did many of our childhood memories. However, the magic that is Toy ‘R’ Us lived a little longer when an anonymous person bought $1 million worth of toys to donate to kids.
According to WFLA, an employee at the Raleigh, North Carolina location would not be a part of the hundreds of store open on Friday for the final day of business due to an anonymous person purchasing the remaining stock.
Instead, the staff will be spending their last day boxing the toys to put on a truck.
And if the closure of Toys ‘R’ Us and this kind person’s deed wasn’t enough to pull at your heartstrings, the store’s mascot, Geoffrey the Giraffe, has some final words for you.
“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 build a couch-cushion rocket ship, made up a hero adventure, or invented something gooey,” the store’s homepage reads under an image of Geoffrey. “Promise us just this one thing: Don’t ever grow up. Play on!”
Are you looking for digital journalism training and experience? Are you a journalism major who wants to take your career to the next level? CMN’s Digital Journalism course gives you real-time experience, intense feedback on your writing, exposure to journalism influencers and mentors, and a great place to display your work. You can get academic credit too. Check out the Digital Journalism Course here.
Sign up for the Morning Scoop
Electoral Reform and Voting Rights Expansion Won Big in the Midterms
From Florida to Michigan, voting rights expansions and electoral reform are making gains.
First FDA Approved Cannabis-Based Drug Available for Prescription
CBD has been known to treat seizures for years, but now the FDA is on board, making it legal for...