Mark Zuckerberg writes affectionate letter, assuring newborn daughter’s future

Mark Zuckerberg hopes his newborn daughter, August, to spend more time playing, experiencing her life instead of worrying about future.

Facebook CEO and co-founder together with his wife Priscilla Chan have just welcomed their second daughter. The couple revealed her name, August, but kept all other information secret. 

Zuckerberg said he would leave his office for two months so as to look after his second daughter. Customarily, Facebook allows employees to take 4-month breaks to take care of their babies. The company’s CEO left his office this month and planned to work again soon before having another long break this December. 

The cozy little family of Facebook CEO with 2 little daughters Max and August. Photo: Facebook.

Like how he had welcomed his first daughter, Max , in 2015, Facebook CEO wrote a brief but affectionate letter for August, welcoming her to the world: 

“Dear August, 

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”

By: Chris Stewart

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