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Zuckerberg's joy has restored my faith in humanity

Published 10/12/2015

Abortion is currently a contentious issue here. People are killing one and other everywhere in civil wars and cold ones. World leaders have congregated in Paris for discussions on saving the planet. A sparkle of positivity would surely help.

A true-to-life and most inspiring item (News, December 2) gave readers just that: it showed a picture of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, gazing at their new baby daughter, named Max.

Spontaneously, after the birth, they announced that they are giving away 99% of their $45bn fortune to good causes.

In an open letter to Max, Mr Zuckerberg (31) said: "Your mother and I don't yet have the words to describe the hope you gave us for the future. We are committed to doing our small part to help create this world for you and all children.

"We wish you a life filled with the same love, hope and joy you give us. We can't wait to see what you bring to this world".

Not long ago, Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda made a similar gesture when they set up a foundation with their wealth to help humanity.

It's really a wonderful world after all.


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