The co-founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Elliot Zuckerberg announced yesterday Monday 28th August,2017 that his wife, Priscilla Chan, has given birth to their second child, a baby girl named August.
The father for the second time and 69.3 billion USD (2017) worth value of asset according to Forbes rating mark, expressed his happiness on his Facebook post, that is going viral with over 8 lakh likes and more than 16,000 shares in two hours,has written a letter to his day-old daughter, talking about hope. “We’re optimists about your generation and the future,” he writes, adding even though the headlines often focus on what’s wrong with the world today, he and his wife still believe the positive trends will win eventually.
The 33yrs old computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur. wrote: Priscilla and I are so happy to welcome our daughter August!”, he said adding that
We wrote her a letter about the world we hope she grows up in, and also hoping she doesn’t grow up too fast.”
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 about 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”
Mr Zuckerberg had written a similar letter when his first daughter, Maxima was born in 2015, in which he had spoken about more pragmatic issues like education and equality. However, in the letter addressed to his second daughter, he has sliced out the simplest yet most beautiful parts of growing up.
“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 favourite Dr Seuss books so many times you start inventing your own stories about the Vipper of Vipp,” he writes.
When their first daughter Maxima was born, the couple had unveiled their philanthropic fund, The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The fund, which is backed by Mr Zuckerberg’s Facebook fortune, hopes to cure the world’s diseases by the end of this century.