When billionaire and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg showed up unexpectedly to eat dinner with an Ohio family Friday evening, they were floored.
“I knew we were having a mystery guest, and that was about it,” said Daniel Moore of Newton Falls, adding that the family was told about the mystery guest only twenty minutes before Zuckerberg arrived. “It was completely incredible.”
Zuckerberg announced on Facebook in January that he’s on a mission to visit and meet people of every state in the country this year in an effort to gain more insight into ways to help Americans better manage technology and globalization.
According to news reports, Zuckerberg had instructed his staff to find Democrats who voted for President Trump, and they located Moore — an Obama voter who campaigned heavily for Trump — from an article in which he was quoted.
“We got to know a very cool guy,” Moore said. “Just down-to-earth and real easy to talk to.”
In addition to their support of President Trump, Moore and his wife, Lisa, told Zuckerberg about their work with an orphanage in Uganda. As a result of that conversation, Zuckerberg is now planning a fundraiser to benefit the orphans.
While in Ohio, the social media magnate also visited Youngstown’s Eastern Gateway Community College on Friday and met with people recovering from opioid addictions in Dayton on Saturday.
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