Build-A-Bears "Pay Your Age" promotion turned out to be so popular that overwhelming crowds caused most of the stores in the US to close and send customers home without a bear.

After thousands of people descended on Build-A-Bear stores across the country yesterday for the company's "Pay Your Age" promotion, many stores were forced to close leaving thousands who waited hours in line to leave without their bear. Officials with the company are now offering those who didn't receive a vouched while in line to claim a voucher on their website.

Build-A-Bear posted this on their website:

In response, we distributed vouchers to Guests, who were present in lines, to be redeemed for a future purchase. We are now making vouchers available to our Build-A-Bear Bonus Club members in the U.S. and Canada who log into their account by midnight on July 15, 2018. Vouchers related to this event will be honored through August 31, 2018.

You can read the whole statement HERE