Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are blessed with a baby girl again! Both Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla gave birth to their first daughter, Max, in December 2015. The couple announced the happiness of bringing baby girl No. 2’s arrival on Facebook earlier this Monday. On the birth of their first daughter, the couple pledged to give away 99 % of their shares to “advance human potential and promote equality for all children in the next generation.” focusing on global efforts in four areas: personalized learning, curing disease, connecting people and building strong communities.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and founder posted the announcement to Facebook along with a letter from him and his wife to the new baby girl, whom they named -August. Now Zuckerberg-Chan family owns a calendar too!!
Here’s the letter Zuckerberg and Chan wrote to August, which Zuckerberg shared Monday on his Facebook page:
Welcome to the world! Your mom and I are so excited to see who you will become.
When your sister was born, we wrote a letter to the world we hoped she and now you will grow up in – a world with better education, fewer diseases, stronger communities, and greater equality. We wrote that with all the advances in science and technology, your generation should live dramatically better lives than ours, and we have a responsibility to do our part to make that happen. 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.
Mom and Dad