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Mark Zuckerberg announces birth of second daughter with emotional letter

Mark Zuckerberg announced the birth of his second daughter, August. The post is accompanied by a letter that the couple addressed to their new baby, talking about the joys of childhood. 

Mark Zuckerberg announced the birth of his second daughter, named August. He accompanied the post with a photograph of the happy family and also with a letter, signed by him and his wife and addressed to August. The post is similar to that in which Zuckerberg welcomed his first daughter, Maxima, but unlike his previous letter, he and his wife decided to talk not about the future but about the importance of savoring childhood experiences.

“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,” the couple wrote in the letter addressed to August.

The parents said that they hope August will relish all the experiences of childhood and they will share them together. They also point out that time goes by too fast and August should not concern herself about the future but leave it up to her parents to make the world a better place for the next generation.


“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,” Mark Zuckerberg concluded his and his wife’s post.

August is the couple’s second daughter. Their first baby, Maxima Chan Zuckerberg was born on November 30, 2015.

Sylvia Jacob