Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Announce the Birth of Their Second Daughter With an Open Letter
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announced the birth of their second baby girl, August, born in… August, with a public, heartfelt letter.
The joint open letter was posted on Monday via Facebook with a family photo featuring the new addition to their family.
The letter speaks about the future and how they believe it’s a collective responsibility in ensuring the world is a better place for her (and the children for the future), so they can live longer and enjoy better lives than the ones we live now.
But the letter wasn’t just about the future.
It also shared the importance of childhood and enjoying the magic of being a child and enjoying one’s youth.
“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.”
The post has been shared over 24k times and has received 1.2 million reactions, worldwide.
The first comment to the announcement shared what many of us thought to the announcement of the name:
‘What should we name our kid, babe?’
‘uhhh…what month is it again?’
This comment alone received 9.5k reactions.
Back in March, the couple announced their second pregnancy, while also sharing their struggle with infertility.
We wish the family congratulations on the birth of August, and are grateful we could eavesdrop on their message to their second-born. Its a message many of us hope for our own children.