Tuesday 23 July, 2019

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife welcome new baby girl

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are welcoming a new daughter in a post — where else — on Facebook.

Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan already have a toddler daughter, Max, born in 2015. They named their second child August.

The couple posted a photo of the family Monday, along with a letter they wrote to August hoping she will get to enjoy her childhood. 

Zuckerberg said on Monday via Facebook:

Even though headlines often focus on what's wrong, we still believe these positive trends will win out. We're optimists about your generation and the future.

"But rather than write about growing up, we want to talk about childhood. The world can be a serious place. That's why it's important to make time to go outside and play."

"You will be busy when you're older, so I hope you take time to smell all the flowers and put all the leaves you want in your bucket now. I hope you read your favorite Dr. Seuss books so many times you start inventing your own stories about the Vipper of Vipp. I hope you ride the carousel with Max until you've tamed every color horse. I hope you run as many laps around our living room and yard as you want. And then I hope you take a lot of naps. I hope you're a great sleeper. And I hope even in your dreams you can feel how much we love you."

"Childhood is magical. You only get to be a child once, so don't spend it worrying too much about the future. You've got us for that, and we'll do everything we possibly can to make sure the world is a better place for you and all children in your generation."

"August, we love you so much and we're so excited to go on this adventure with you. We wish you a life of joy, love and the same hope you give us."

Chan and Zuckerberg also wrote a letter to Max when she was born, talking about the world they hope to see her grow up in, with advances in science, medicine and access to education.

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