Texas Zoo Offers a Job to Toys R Us Mascot Geoffrey the Giraffe

Playing Toys R Us Closes for Good Today and the Scenes Are Bleak

Geoffrey the Giraffe may be out of a job since Toys R Us closed its doors for good last week, but that doesn't mean the beloved mascot isn't in high demand. 

The San Antonio Zoo posted a video to its YouTube channel Friday offering Geoffrey a gig as an ambassador for giraffe conservation.

"We are passionate about securing a future for wildlife, and we'd like to secure a future for Geoffrey," a zoo official says in the video.

The zoo has also kicked off a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for giraffe conservation. It hopes to catch the eye of the owners of Toys R Us and persuade them to donate "the use of their most recognizable intellectual property," according to the campaign's page.

Friday was the last day of business for 700 Toys R Us stores in the U.S. The massive chain that has dazzled children for seven decades began liquidation in March after filing for bankruptcy last year.

The chain posted a touching final message on its website ahead of the last day of business: "Promise us just this one thing: Don't ever grow up. Play on!"

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