At 6pm Friday, Mark Zuckerberg Shows Up for Dinner

One Ohio family got a surprise dinner guest
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 30, 2017 11:03 AM CDT
At 6pm Friday, Mark Zuckerberg Shows Up for Dinner
In this April 18, 2017 file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at his company's annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif.   (Noah Berger)

An Ohio family says they learned just 20 minutes before dinner this week that a planned mystery guest would be Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, reports the AP. "I knew we were having a mystery guest, and that was about it," Dan Moore tells the Youngstown Vindicator. "It was completely incredible." Zuckerberg showed up at 6pm Friday to dine with the Moore family in Newton Falls, about 55 miles southeast of Cleveland. "We got to know a very cool guy," Moore says. Or as Mashable puts it: "Kind strangers keep feeding Mark Zuckerberg."

Zuckerberg had asked his staff to find Democrats who voted for President Trump, though not all the dinner chat was political. Moore says he and his wife, Lisa, talked about their work with an orphanage in Uganda and that Zuckerberg says he's now planning a fundraiser to benefit the orphans. Zuckerberg's project, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, says he visited Youngstown's Eastern Gateway Community College Friday and met with people recovering from opioid addiction in Dayton Saturday. He has challenged himself to visit people in all 50 states. (More Mark Zuckerberg stories.)

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