No idea how you can look at this and not be sad as hell. I can remember my mom giving me the Toys R Us toy catalog every year so we could circle some of the things that we would wan't for Christmas or a Birthday that year. Every time you made a trip, you NEEDED to get something. Even if you had no idea what you wanted you needed to get there and scope it out.
Fast forward to my 16th year on earth, and my first job EVER was at Toys R Us. They actually opened up a store called "Toys R Us Express" inside Century III Mall, and I worked there for a few months in high school. That entire last sentence should explain why I am so sad about the stores closing (and Century III Mall falling apart.) But yeah working there was awesome. I felt extremely important for no reason at all, and I even got to dress up as Geoffrey the Giraffe once. I really really really need to find pictures of that because I know they are out there.
Anyway, I'm not 9 years old anymore and I understand how business and the economy work (sort of), but it is a DAMN shame that a place that was so close to us growing up is going down in a giant blaze. Yeah being an adult and spending all my money on student loans and bills is super fun, but I would venture to say that being a kid wasn't so bad after all. I guess people prefer to order their toys off of sites like Amazon these days, but I'll never forget running to good ol Toys R Us to grab all the Thomas The Tank Engine Tracks and Hot Wheels that I could fit in the cart.