Part of the fun of the Christmas season is to purchase gifts for those who are close to you. To help spread the holiday cheer even more, Reddit holds an annual Secret Santa gift exchange and one user received the surprise of a lifetime when she found out that her Secret Santa was none other than Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
The reddit user, Rachel, opened up her package to see a stuffed cow, donation to the non-profit Heifer International and the book Journeys of a Lifetime.
At first, all seemed normal and Rachel was happy with the gifts. Then, after discovering a photo with Bill Gates holding her note and stuffed animal she became ecstatic.
Rachel wrote a post on Reddit to show us all just how excited she was:
“I am so very, very grateful for the amazing and thoughtful gift you have picked for me! Not only is the gift PERFECT from anyone, but I am sincerely very appreciative that you took the time to find something so fitting for me.”
“I took a break from my present to research the charity a bit, and now the stuffed animal cow made sense. I was so excited, the cause seemed really worthy and amazing, and it is the season of giving. By the way, the charity “gives families in need the right tools- such as animals, seeds, clean water, safe stoves or a chance for girls to go to school.” The last part was/is my favorite, since my master’s degree is in education and I am SO into educational benefits for all. It makes me so happy that he was able to donate to a charity on my behalf that helped people with both needs and educational benefits. Nailed it, Bill!”
ps: Sorry for the apple ipad on my wishlist, that was really awkward.
While the entire story is great, the best part may be the hilarious apology at the end.
It’s great to see the reddit Community coming together and even greater to see Bill Gates taking the time to make someone’s day and continue his philanthropic ways.