Early memories for most people are based around painful school days or falling off a bike. Mine involved losing my little brother under a coat in BHS and my mother frantically alerting all security personnel in the shopping centre.
Today - therefore - acted as a particularly sad day for those of us whose characters were shaped in the aisles of BHS as the department store announced that all stores are to disappear from the high street after administrators failed to find a buyer for the retailer.
The moment BHS brought the shutters down at the Surrey Quays branch in London with the retailer set to closehttps://t.co/VmRKUgAnSL
-- Press Association (@PA) June 2, 2016
The devastation has reverberated through Britain as up to 11,000 jobs are set to be lost, but also for the loss of a British establishment that fell upon hard times over the years and - much like a divorced 40-year-old parent - couldn't re-brand itself quickly enough to keep up with today's market.
Here's how sad Twitter users were regarding the news:
The news about BHS. Wow another High street relic set to go
-- Alex ??? (@HeyItsAlexM) June 2, 2016
I feel so sorry for BHS employees today.
-- Sue (@PookyMcPookface) June 2, 2016
Goodbye, BHS. Many good memories shopping with my mother.
-- Amir Bibawy (@AmirBibawy) June 2, 2016
First it was VHS, now we're losing BHS...
-- Frank Dober(M)an (@mince_gizmo) June 2, 2016
So sad about all those people losing their jobs with BHS, kinda glad I got out when I did
-- Jess (@jess_739) June 2, 2016
A sad day for everyone @BHS_UK my thoughts are with you all at head office and the staff in the branches.Good luck.
-- Stephen Leigh (@stephenmleigh2) June 2, 2016
Really sad day. Thoughts with everyone at BHS.
-- Tara Hounslea (@Tara_Hounslea) June 2, 2016
Long live BHS. In the hearts of all those whose mothers bought their bedding from there, at least.