Mark Zuckerberg on Daughter Max's First Presidential Election: 'Progress Does Not Move in a Straight Line'
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had a message of hope for those who tuned in to watch the election results roll in - including 11-month-old daughter Max
Mark Zuckerberg wants the best for his little girl.
In a post Wednesday, the Facebook founder shared a photo of himself and his daughter Max, 11 months, watching the presidential election results roll in.
“Last night was Max’s first election. She’s got a lot of election nights ahead of her,” Zuckerberg, whose wife is longtime love Priscilla Chan, wrote the day after Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States.
He continued, “Holding Max, I thought about all the work ahead of us to create the world we want for our children. This work is bigger than any presidency and progress does not move in a straight line.”
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Zuckerberg, 32, added of the future of his daughter and her peers, “The most important opportunities of Max’s generation — like curing all disease, improving education, connecting everyone and promoting equal opportunity — will take long term focus and finding new ways for all of us to work together, sometimes over decades.”
“We are all blessed to have the ability to make the world better, and we have the responsibility to do it. Let’s go work even harder.”
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Max is the only child of Zuckerberg and pediatrician Chan, 31, who met at Harvard University and were married at their Palo Alto, California, home in 2012.
“Max is wonderful,” Chan told Today’s Savannah Guthrie in September. “Mark and I are just over-the-top proud of everything she does. She could be eating. She could be spitting. She could be sleeping. She could be just smiling and we’re, like, ‘Oh, isn’t that special?’ ”
Added the proud mom, who has been open in the past about her struggle to get pregnant, “As a pediatrician, I have to say, that is just normal development, there is nothing special about it. But as a parent, everything is the most — it’s a miracle.”