Mark Zuckerberg Welcomes Daughter Max With Beautiful Tribute

The CEO penned an emotional letter to his first child, promising to donate 99% of Facebook shares to good causes. We are so happy for him and wife, Priscilla Chan.

Mark Zuckerberg Welcomes Daughter Max With Beautiful Tribute Mark Zuckerberg/Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg's timeline is undoubtedly getting tons of action today.

The brains behind Facebook and his wife, Priscilla Chan, welcomed their first daughter, Max Chan Zuckerberg—and in typical thoughtful fashion, the new dad posted a long, emotional letter to his little girl on (where else?) Facebook.

"Dear Max," he wrote. "Your mother and I don't yet have the words to describe the hope you give us for the future. Your new life is full of promise, and and we hope you will be happy and healthy so you can explore it fully."

The letter goes on to mention topics one might not expect from a letter penned to a newborn baby: Disease, social equality, medicine, death and human potential, to name a few. But despite its global scope, the note is very much a love letter to the new baby girl, and a time capsule of sorts that will allow her to peek inside the mindset her father held just after her birth.

What's more is the internet mogul has promised to give 99% of his and Chan's Facebook shares—currently about $45 billion—during their lives to help improve the world for Max's generation.

To say we're thrilled for the new parents would be an understatement: Zuckerberg has made some very public, incredibly important declarations about the couple's struggles with infertility and miscarriage. We're wishing them all the luck—because all parents know that even running one of the biggest companies this world has ever seen can't quite prepare someone for parenthood.

And as for you, Max, we'll see you on Facebook in about 13 years.

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