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Mark Zuckerberg’s brilliant response to grandma’s dating advice

One grandma told her granddaughters that nabbing a man like Mark Zuckerberg would be the ultimate catch. The Facebook founder had something to say about it.

By Skye Ross
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On Monday, a woman named Darlene took to Facebook to thank its founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg for creating a platform that helped her to reconnect with old friends, family and classmates.

In addition to her gratitude, Darlene dished out what she thought was a compliment to the new father of a baby girl, announcing that she tells her granddaughters that they should “date the nerd in school” because he may turn out to be successful like the Facebook genius.

Zuckerberg’s response to the grandma was gentle yet powerful, suggesting to her that she should encourage her granddaughters to instead “be the nerd in school so they can be the next successful inventor!”

His comment to Darlene has garnered over 33,000 likes and #BeTheNerd was trending on Twitter at one point.

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan welcomed a baby girl Maxima in December 2015.
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan welcomed a baby girl Maxima in December 2015.