Geoffrey the Giraffe Moves to Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital

When Toys ‘R’ Us went out of business in June, the somber photo of Geoffrey the Giraffe in an empty store with a suitcase broke hearts across the globe, leaving Toys ‘R’ Us kids everywhere say, “Where is Geoffrey going to live?”

As it turns out, Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital in New Brunswick had just the space for him.

On July 11, Geoffrey made the 40-mile trek from Wayne to New Brunswick, and was situated in the lobby of the children’s hospital, greeting everyone with open arms as the hospital played jungle-themed music and ate cake in his honor.

The 70-year-old, 16-foot tall, 550-pound Geoffrey is as tall as a real giraffe, and immediately brings a smile to everyone’s face when you walk in – whether he was a centerpiece in your childhood, or you were too young for the catchy commercial’s jingle.

One thing hasn’t changed – he still brings that smile and warmth to children and forever Toys ‘R’ Us kids alike – keeping his love alive for generations to come.