The company is continuing to operate stores in Europe and Australia, as well as 255 licensed stores and joint venture partnerships in Asia, which were not part of the bankruptcy filing.
By the end of the day Friday all Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores across the USA will be closed for good.
In fact, the nationwide shutdown has left over 700 more empty retail spaces just like the one photographed and, more importantly, an $11 billion hole in the toy market.
This disappointed a steady stream of last-day shoppers who arrived, dejected, to find doors locked.
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The photo shows the giraffe in an empty Toys "R" Us, holding a suitcase and waving goodbye.
'My heart is breaking, ' Johnpiere wrote.
And the people of the internet are endlessly sad about it, with many taking to Twitter to reveal their heartbreak.
Geoffrey has acted as the chain's logo and "spokesanimal" for the past 70 years. Toys R Us' troubles have also shaken some big toy makers like Mattel and Hasbro.
"I think Geoffrey the Giraffe signifies fun and childhood memories", a zoo representative told CBS San Antonio affiliate KENS.
Meanwhile, five former Toys R Us executives, including former CEO David Brandon, shared $8.2 million in retention bonuses. An employee at a Cary, North Carolina, store, who was not authorized to speak on behalf of the company, said the buyer visited the Cary location to purchase toys.