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Re: My GD is so sad (Toys R Us) - Geoffrey retiring 😉

I heard on the news the other day that Geoffrey is "retiring" to a children's hospital.  I forgot which one and where.  Maybe your GD would feel better to know he will now be cheering up sick kids Smiley Happy  (It was a giant stuffed one; not an actual person/character.)

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Oh my I completely forgot about the family!  Thanks for reminding me!!!

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@VanSleepy wrote:

I heard on the news the other day that Geoffrey is "retiring" to a children's hospital.  I forgot which one and where.  Maybe your GD would feel better to know he will now be cheering up sick kids Smiley Happy  (It was a giant stuffed one; not an actual person/character.)


@VanSleepy - DD told me tonight the giant Geoffrey statue at the Toys R Us main office in Wayne, NJ is going to a children's hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. She and her friends are going to our local store tomorrow after work to say goodbye! 

 

She also said she heard a rumor that after liquidation, a famous wealthy buyer is hoping to rebuild and buy the rights to the name. Don't know if that will happen - just a rumor. But I think kids today need a toy store like we all grew up with! 

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@beach-mom wrote:

@VanSleepy wrote:

I heard on the news the other day that Geoffrey is "retiring" to a children's hospital.  I forgot which one and where.  Maybe your GD would feel better to know he will now be cheering up sick kids Smiley Happy  (It was a giant stuffed one; not an actual person/character.)


@VanSleepy - DD told me tonight the giant Geoffrey statue at the Toys R Us main office in Wayne, NJ is going to a children's hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. She and her friends are going to our local store tomorrow after work to say goodbye! 

 

She also said she heard a rumor that after liquidation, a famous wealthy buyer is hoping to rebuild and buy the rights to the name. Don't know if that will happen - just a rumor. But I think kids today need a toy store like we all grew up with! 


I live in NJ so that could be why it was on my local news.  The Cancer Institute is in New Brunswick.

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My friends' young son spends many days at that hospital so I'm thrilled to hear it's going to be there.  The staff of professionals do a wonderful job for these children.  This statute will definitely be a wonderful place to bring joy to these children (and their parents & families).

 

Thank you for sharing that info!

 

 

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@homedecor1 wrote:

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@VanSleepy

 

My friends' young son spends many days at that hospital so I'm thrilled to hear it's going to be there.  The staff of professionals do a wonderful job for these children.  This statute will definitely be a wonderful place to bring joy to these children (and their parents & families).

 

Thank you for sharing that info!

 

 @homedecor1 - That is good to hear! Thank YOU for telling us about this! I don't think we've seen the last of the character Geoffrey either. Since the statue is there, I can see a "Geoffrey" going around to visit the children too! Smiley Happy


 

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It seems to be the way of the world.  Companies go out of business and new ones will open up.  It's almost like recycling.  Cat Very Happy

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@homedecor1  What a lovely way to explain it to your GD!  She sounds wonderful.  Although I did not shop there as a child, I have depended on it as a teacher for my Hot Dots and other educational items.  I wish Mr. Geoffrey well!

 

This brought nostalgia to my mind today at the toy store that was part of my childhood:

"Lionel Playworld...Turn that frown upside down"!!  Maybe the Liionel Kangaroos will welcome Geoffrey to the retirement community!Cat Very Happy  Sweet memories!

 

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