Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan have announced the birth of their second daughter in the form of an open letter.
They wrote a similar post for their first daughter, Max, in 2015 and have continued the tradition for their second, August.
The letter, posted on Facebook on Monday, addresses the new addition to their family directly.
Zuckerberg introduced the letter by writing: "Priscilla and I are so happy to welcome our daughter August! We wrote her a letter about the world we hope she grows up in, and also hoping she doesn't grow up too fast."
Dr. Priscilla Chan and husband, Mark Zuckerberg. Credit: PA Images
They accompanied the post with a photo of the whole family.
It reads: "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."
Dr. Priscilla Chan and daughter, Max. Credit: Facebook
They then added that they wanted to tell their daughter about the importance of having fun: "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.
"You will be busy when you're older, so I hope you take time to smell all the flowers and put all the leaves you want in your bucket now. I hope you read your favorite Dr. Seuss books so many times you start inventing your own stories about the Vipper of Vipp. I hope you ride the carousel with Max until you've tamed every color horse. I hope you run as many laps around our living room and yard as you want. And then I hope you take a lot of naps. I hope you're a great sleeper. And I hope even in your dreams you can feel how much we love you."
The emotional open letter concludes: "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."
Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Mark Zuckerberg