Mystery person buys $1M worth of remaining toys at Toys ‘R’ Us store to donate to kids

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RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – As Toys “R” Us stores across the country prepare to close for good Friday night, an employee at the Raleigh location said the store would not be open on the final day of business.

The staff member said that’s because an anonymous person purchased $1 million worth of the remaining toys at the Triangle Town Center location to donate to local children.

The staff will spend the last day boxing up the few toys left to put on a truck.

Today marks the end of an era as Toys “R” Us, one of the largest toy retailers in the country, closes its doors for the final time.

The retailer is going out of business across the nation. All 700 stores will shut down.

The stores started liquidation back in March with 30 percent off sales. Many stores are now offering 80 percent off or more on the last day of business.

The 70-year-old company filed for bankruptcy back in late 2017 and since then the company hasn’t been able to turn itself around financially.

Thousands of workers across the United States will be out of a job after the stores close today.

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