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Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan welcome second daughter August

'Welcome to the world!'


Christine Friar


Published Aug 28, 2017

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have welcomed their second child, a daughter named August, the pair announced in (of course) a Facebook post Monday afternoon.

“Priscilla and I are so happy to welcome our daughter August!” Zuckerberg wrote in the caption of a life event status update.

The Facebook founder also included an open letter to his newborn child. When the pair’s first daughter was born in 2015, Zuckerberg shared a letter and announced the creation of the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative for “advancing human potential and promoting equality.” So in this second letter, he reinforces the kind of world he hopes his kids can grow up in: one with “better education, fewer diseases, stronger communities, and greater equality.”

But with his second daughter, Zuckerberg seems to have a new set of concerns too. He admits he worries she might “grow up too fast.”

“Childhood is magical,” he wrote. “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.”

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Monday, August 28, 2017

As Select All points out, now it’s time for him to get cracking on that whole curing-cancer-in-his-children’s-lifetime thing.

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*First Published: Aug 28, 2017, 2:18 pm CDT