Bill Gates Was My Secret Santa

/ 4 years ago


A reddit user by the name of “Rachel” got a pleasant surprise when she opened up her secret santa present. Reddit last year had over 44,000 people across 130 different countries take part in a record attempt to set the “largest secret santa” gift exchange, and they were at it again this year. Reddit user “Rachel” got a amazing surprise when she received her secret santa gift from “Bill”.

Little did “Rachel” know but “Bill” was actually the Bill Gates. “Rachel” went onto say;

“I thought Bill sounded like a friendly fellow. In fact, I had this whole image of this poor guy named Bill trying to navigate my wish list full of makeup, nail polish and glittery things to buy me. Quite frankly i felt bad for this Bill…”

“Bill” had sent her a stuffed cow, the travel book Journeys of a lifetime (along with a personalised christmas and birthday message written with in) and a donation to the nonprofit charity Heifer International, which helps end poverty, hunger, and to care for the earth. Upon receiving this gift “Rachel” went onto research the charity and had this to say;

“The cause seemed really worthy and amazing, and it is the season of giving. By the way, the charity gives families the right tools- such as animals, seeds, clean water, safe stoves, or a chance for girls to go to school.  Since my Masters Degree is in education I am a big supporter of proper education 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.”


A spokesman for Mr Gates said that he hoped participating in the secret santa would bring attention to the nonprofit charity. On a side note after finding out who her secret santa was “Rachel” wrote to him saying;

“ps. Sorry for the Apple iPad on my wish list, that was really awkward.”

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2 Responses to “Bill Gates Was My Secret Santa”
  1. Skidmarks says:

    A very kind and sweet gesture. I wish there were more people like this in the world.

  2. Flenix says:

    That ps killed me.

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