Bill Gates Participates In Reddit Secret Santa

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Reddit user Rachel was participating in the annual redditgifts Secret Santa gift exchange when she got a  major surprise.  When she opened her Secret Santa card and package it was from none other than Bill Gates!

“My god,” she writes. “Never in my entire life did I imagine, ever, ever, ever that Bill would get me (as a match). I am SO SO thankful for the time, thought and energy he put into my gift, and especially thankful for him overnighting it.”

Gates purchased Sarah a cow profit Heifer International.  The donation dovetailed with Rachel’s own passion for education, because Heifer also provides money to help girls around the world go to school.  Gates also gave Rachel a travel book, Journeys of a Lifetime, based on her interest in travel.

Gates has participated in reddit before, doing an AMA a few months back.  Many teams at Microsoft are also fond of doing AMAs on Reddit.

Rachel also noted:

“Sorry for the apple ipad on my wishlist, that was really awkward.”

Maybe Gates can send her a Surface too. :)

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Source: GeekWire via Rachel

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  • Bryan

    So Gates got the girl a cow because she looks like one lol

    • Nham Thien Duong

      Don’t be so jealous, also above is the reason why Microsoft is the ”best” of all tech companies, most of their profits go to charities.

      • Zicoz

        Not to mention researching cool shot that they then lock up in the basement……

  • NewDay

    He is definitely a GOOD listener, and did his homework. Kuto to him!

    • José Villaró

      And some kudos too!!!

  • tropolite

    Nicely done Bill. Work Bill and Melissa do with the Foundation and these types of gestures Bill has done throughout are some of the reasons Microsoft get my business.

  • redtidal

    He should definitely give her a Surface and tell her, “i know you asked for an iPad, but this is WAY better.”