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22 Reasons Why Zellers Was Actually Better Than Target

Baby come back.

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Target recently dumped Canada, leaving behind a trail of broken hearts and sad abandoned stores all across this great country.

And this isn't the first time Canadians have been left without a bright red department store to depend on for everything from clothes to video games to Coffee Crisps.

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1. The second you walked through those doors, you were greeted by the most beautiful and sparkly ride imaginable.

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Which was perfectly situated right beside the candy and sticker machines.

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2. And you never really got tired of riding it tbh.

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*throws quarters*

3. The store also had some pretty sweet membership programs that included FREE MILK AND COOKIES.

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Which made you feel like Santa all year round.

4. And the adult membership was pretty cool, too.

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You were rich... in Zeller points.

5. And yeah, Zellers didn't have a fancy Starbucks inside, but it did have the coolest diner ever.

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It's seriously depressing how many Instagram opportunities this place missed out on.

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6. Because when wandering those vast aisles started to make you hungry, Zellers had your back.

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And also served up a killer grilled cheese and chocolate milk combo.

7. And sure, maybe Zellers didn't have the prettiest signage, but it got the job done.

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8. It was honest and didn't try to impress or fool you with elaborate marketing efforts.

Mhmm chemicals.

9. And yeah, yeah, we know. It wasn't the most organized place ever – however, those giant bins on the ground did make it easy to scope out the newest DVDs.

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And shoes?

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10. It's actually nice to see all the products laid out for everyone to see.

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Even if it was on the floor.

11. Let's not forget about some of the incredible finds that you could only get there.

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12. And how if they were out of what you wanted, you could always get a rain check.

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Especially important for the newest Barbies.

13. It was straight-up an integral part of your upbringing.

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14. And was responsible for starting so many young modeling careers.

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RIP Zellers photo studio.

15. When you got a little older, it was the place you would go with friends to kill time.

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And exercise your right to be hooligans.

16. I mean, you definitely would not be able to get away with this shit in a Target.

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18. It was common to see its illuminated sign with a missing letter or broken bulb, but that simply made the place even more endearing.

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19. And last but not least, there was Zeddy!

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Target didn't have its mascot wandering the aisles, did it now?

20. And he was always down for a surprise cameo at a birthday party!

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Making memories left and right.

22. And we want you to know that we will never forget you.

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All in favour of replacing all the old abandoned Targets with Zellers say “aye!”