A Democrat family in Newton Fall, Ohio, had as a surprise dinner guest on Friday night Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The dinner was part of the personal challenge that the billionaire set for himself at the start of 2017 to meet people from all states.

When Zuckerberg announced his 2017 personal challenge in January, some people thought the Facebook founder has political plans for the future. However, Mashable pointed out that having dinner with Daniel and Lisa Moore, Democrats in a swing state who voted for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in the November 2016 election, is not an act a person seeking political office would do.

Fundraiser for orphans

The staff of Zuckerberg found Daniel Moore based on an article in a Cleveland news site. The philanthropist specifically instructed his workers to look for a Democrat who voted for Trump. Moore, who voted in 2008 and 2012 for Barack Obama, did not only cast his ballot for the real estate mogul but even campaigned heavily for Trump in 2016.

But despite the political criterion is locating a dinner host – who were only told they would have a mystery guest and were informed he is Zuckerberg only 20 minutes before the meal – politics was not the only thing they discussed over dinner. Besides the Moores' political involvement, they too are into charity.

The couple shared with Zuckerberg their mission with the Kisiizi Good Shepherd Orphanage. After the billionaire – who had announced plans to give away 99 percent of his Facebook shares in 2015 after the birth of daughter Max in December that year – had learned of the Moores' charity work, Daniel said that Zuckerberg would be part of a fundraiser to raise money for the orphans.

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How people live, work, and think about the future

From running 365 miles which were Zuckerberg’s 2016 personal challenge, the Facebook founder said his 2017 Challenge aims to discover how people live, work, and think about the future. He noted that these people, because of globalization and technology, are now leading more challenging lives.

By having dinner and talking to people from the different states, Zuckerberg wants to discover ways to change the game so it could work for everyone, Vindy reported. After the dinner with the Moores, Zuckerberg next went to South Bend, Indiana, where he had chicken and ribs with the Elkhart Fire Department crew.

Zuckerberg also went to a Ford plant in Dearborn, Michigan, on Thursday. In February and March, he met people in Alabama, Mississippi, and South Carolina as part of his 2017 challenge.