LOOK: Geoffrey The Giraffe calls it a career as Toys R Us closes last stores

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Memories of Christmas catalogs past and racing down aisles on bicycles flowed  as a photo of Geoffrey The Giraffe made the rounds on social media Wednesday night.

Rene Johnpiere is credited with the heartbreaking photo.

Geoffrey, the long-time mascot for Toys R Us, is shown in an empty store with a suitcase and dressed in vacation gear as the last of the retailer's 735 stores close in the United States by Friday.

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The news hit hard for children and parents of the Toys R Us era.

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