Toys R Us is closed for business: The data trail the company has left behind
It's hard to know one way or another if Toys R Us could have been saved, but it seems those arguments are behind us at this stage.
Today, Toys R Us is closing its last doors, leaving behind this message on its website:
Here's what the company leaves behind:
More than 2,000 locations between Toys R Us and Babies R Us
Most kids in America had a Toys R Us nearby, as the map above shows (click for larger version).
It's estimated that 30,000 people will be looking for work now that Toys R Us has shut down. As of today, roughly 18,000 people list Toys R Us as their employer on LinkedIn.
Millions of fans
Whether you were a kid who didn't want to grow up or an adult looking to spark the imagination of a kid in your life, there were very few people who didn't love the brand. At its peak, Toys R Us had close to 5 million followers on Facebook alone.
Millions of memories
As of publishing, this photo of Toys R Us mascot Geoffrey packing his bags and heading out has been shared more than 308,000 times.