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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg plans 2 months of paternity leave

Hey, Facebook is a busy place. But if you expect Mark Zuckerberg to rush back to the office after his daughter is born, think again.

The social network CEO announced that he'll be taking two months of paternity leave when his daughter, his second girl with wife Priscilla Chan, arrives.

"Our new daughter is coming soon so I'm planning to take two months of paternity leave," he wrote on Instagram. (Yes, he posted a longer statement on Facebook, too.) "I'm looking forward to bonding with our new little one and taking (older daughter) Max on adventures. I'm pretty sure the office will still be standing when I get back."

Zuckerberg also took two months of paternity leave after Max was born in November 2015.

He shared a cute snapshot of her wearing a backpack and reaching for a doorknob, next to the family dog, Beast.

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"I will always be grateful I could spend so much time with her in the first months of her life," he wrote.

Facebook has been named one of the best places for new dads to work, because of its paternity policy. The company offers four months of maternity and paternity leave "because studies show that when working parents take time to be with their newborns, it's good for the entire family," Zuckerberg wrote.

Many people applauded the Facebook founder for speaking up about an important issue.

"Thank you Mark for raising the bar in this country and setting an example," one woman wrote on Facebook. "Keep it up. Others are watching and learning, even if it takes them a little longer."

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