Just One Reaction When Discovering Bill Gates Is Your Secret Santa. ‘Wait. Holy Sh*t. Time out.’

One Redditor got the gift of a lifetime during Reddit’s annual Secret Santa exchange. As Redditor NY1227 puts it,

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 wishlist full of makeup, nailpolish, glittery things to buy me.

Turns out “Bill” was none other than Bill Gates, richest man in the world. What does the richest man give as a Secret Santa? Bill gave her a stuffed cow that works great for her “…collection of teddy bears and other delightful friendly creatures…”, a National Geographic book on travel which NY1227 adores, and a donation to Heifer International which seeks to end hunger and poverty.

NY1227 tells her journey:

The first thing I noticed was a stuffed animal. 

Next, I found the card. To me, from Bill. This still had not clicked, by the way, that it was Bill Gates.

I finally opened the card and realized that “Bill”…had donated to a charity on my behalf.

The charity was/is Heifner International…now the stuffed animal cow made sense…[T]he 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.”

Still not realizing who was gifting me, I quickly opened the bulk and weight of the gift, which was an amazing and beautiful travel book, “Journeys of a lifetime…This gift was perfect!

I went on and on in my likes and dislikes for my love of travel and seeing the world, and I cannot WAIT to read this. Not only that, but I love pictures and reading up on new places.

I quickly flipped through it, missing the inscription, message and signature from Bill on the first page, and headed to the final part of my gift. Once again, To me, From Bill. I opened this and it’s a man holding a sign. Oh….wait. holy s**t. time out. and then it finally hit me. All the presents I just tore open, the charity, then everything– was from Bill GATES.

You just been punked! Nah, it really was Bill Gates. Wonder how much he donated to charity. Last year, he gave $8m to Heifer International. This may be the most expensive Secret Santa ever. Bill, you went WAY over the $20 limit.

NY1227 added one final message to Bill:

ps: Sorry for the apple ipad on my wishlist, that was really awkward. 

Awww..poor Bill. Is anyone ever gonna buy these Surface 2s??

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10 years ago

Bill Gates ROCKS…
Love him