(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – One lucky girl got a very surprising Christmas gift from her Reddit Secret Santa this year.
Rachel, or NY1227, was matched with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates this year through the online Secret Santa Exchange.
When Rachel first opened her seven pound gift, she was expecting to see presents from her wish list which consisted of makeup, nail polish, and an iPad, but instead she saw a stuffed cow from “Bill,” along with a card that said he donated to a charity in her name, and a travel book, “Journeys of a lifetime.”
The charity Gates donated to in Rachel’s name is Heifner International, a charity that gives families in need the right tools to help themselves such as animals, clean water, seeds, etc…
“By the way, in case anyone was being nosy it does not say how much he donated to my behalf, but I can only imagine it was QUITE a bit,” wrote Rachel in Reddit’s forum.
In her post, she wrote how thoughtful the presents were and how much she felt connected with the charity due to its focus on education, which is what her masters is in.
“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!”
Rachel finished her post to by telling Bill, “ps: Sorry for the apple ipad on my wishlist, that was really awkward.”