Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent the weekend in south Alabama, visiting with shrimpers in Bayou La Batre and attending Mardi Gras parades in Mobile. Zuckerberg says Alabama was his first stop in completing his goal of visiting all 50 states this year.
“Absolutely no one believes it at all, so I have to have the picture on standby. They’re like no way you met Mark Zuckerberg,” said Kevin White.
White has picture proof he met the Facebook CEO. Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla watched the 9:00 showing of John Wick: Chapter 2 at Premiere Cinemas in Spanish Fort Sunday night. White manages the theater.
“I shook his hand, said ‘Nice to meet you,’ and he seemed like a genuine, nice guy. Really cool and down to Earth. He happily obliged to our picture, had small talk about his time here in Mobile. He said he was liking what he was doing so far in Mobile,” said White.
Before the movie, the couple ate at Wintzell’s in downtown Mobile. Zuckerberg ordered a large platter, his wife opted for a bowl of gumbo. The server was left with a substantial tip.
The couple then took to the streets to watch Neptune’s Daughters roll. Zuckerberg noted on Facebook he had a good time catching throws for the kids around them.
Zuckerberg started his Sunday at Aimwell Baptist Church, an historic black church in Mobile. One parishioner thanked him on Facebook for worshiping with them. Zuckerberg replied “hearing your choir sing was a highlight of our stay.”
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SOURCE: Local 15