Toys R Us posts touching final message on last day of business: 'Play on!'

Toys R Us posted a touching final message on its last day of business.

The chain is closing its doors after filing for bankruptcy last September. In March, Toys R Us announced it was shuttering its remaining stores for good after 70 years. 

"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!"" the company posted on its website.

Meanwhile, a picture posted Wednesday of the chain's mascot, Geoffrey the Giraffe, with his luggage packed up and ready to go quickly went viral, garnering nearly 300,000 shares by Friday morning.

As Friday approached, InsideEdition.com visited a few of the last remaining stores around New York. The shelves were barren, and customers seemed distraught and confused.

"I’m sad," Tina Ohemenj said. "I love, I mean, Babies R Us and Toys R Us. I’ve been buying for my grandkids so I don’t want them to go away."

"If I’m sad about anything," added Gene Adams, "It’s the loss of jobs for the people who work there."

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Inside Toys R Us' closing headquarters
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Inside Toys R Us' closing headquarters
Welcome to a completely empty Toys R Us headquarters, where everything is for sale.

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That includes things like displays of Geoffrey the Giraffes and cafeteria furniture.

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Touches of Toys R Us can be seen throughout, but otherwise, the pictures depict a relatively normal suburban office park.

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A renovation done last year in the kitchen means plenty of relatively new equipment is for sale.

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The sale also includes items from the Starbucks satellite that's on campus.

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Normal office furniture, like these executive chairs, will be up for grabs.

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There are some whimsical items for sale, too, befitting a toy retailer.

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This giant Minion of "Despicable Me" fame needs a home ...

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... as does this life-size King Kandy, from the Candy Land board game.

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Some items, while appearing fun, may only be valuable to those with imagination.

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A K'Nex Ferris Wheel sits next to a plant.

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The auditorium provides plenty of opportunity for those looking for discount audio equipment.

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More standard office equipment is spread through the eerily empty cubicles.

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The ample square footage may trigger jokes referencing hit NBC comedy "The Office."

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There is also some higher-end furniture available for sale, like these Barcelona Loungers.

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Sully from "Monsters, Inc." broods over a for-sale pool table.

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Printers — the stalwarts of modern office culture — sit idly by.

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Leftover office supplies, like these paper goods, will also be liquidated.

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Certain pictures of offices in the campus bring to mind a nostalgic sentiment, when corner offices were still coveted and large.

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Suburban office parks, like Toys R Us, have fallen out of favor with modern corporate America.

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Younger workers typically want to live in cities, and most companies don't need the ample space a location in the suburbs affords.

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New Jersey now has 6.5 million square feet of leasable space in office parks around the state, CoStar, a commercial real estate company, told The New York Times. (Photo: Toys R Us)
"The model as it played out in New Jersey is now seemingly obsolete," Louise Mozingo, a professor of landscape architecture and environmental planning at University of California, Berkeley, told The Times.

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