Since 2013, Microsoft founder bill gates participates annually in the ceremony of exchanging gifts “Secret Santa” through RedditGifts. Online service links users of social news site Reddit with each other, and in 2019 the trust of the billionaire was a young woman, has just lost his mother. Gates distinguished himself with extraordinary care, giving the stranger 36 kg of gifts.
17 Dec Shelby from Michigan received a letter of notification that the parcel “Secret Santa” was sent to her from Washington through RedditGifts. The girl immediately made a joke that maybe it’s from bill gates, who is known for a great love of RedditGifts. But the joke Shelby turned out to be true.
Box, which was awarded to her in the police service delivery, weighed 36 kg. It was so big it couldn’t fit in her car. The girl had to open gifts in front of excited staff, who knew who was the “Secret Santa” Shelby.
Most of the information about the interests of Shelby gates and his team got from its profile in RedditGifts. The girl mentioned a love of books, “Star wars”, “Harry Potter”, the game “Zelda”, the TV series “twin Peaks”, cats and camping. There was also one particular fact that the team gates found themselves. Shelby’s mother died in 2019 from cardiovascular disease, just 10 days before her wedding. Gates made a donation to the American heart Association in the name of the deceased – such a request, her family announced in his obituary.
“I saw a postcard of the famous bill gates with a photograph showing how he signs it, and my gut turned over,” said Shelby on Reddit.
Inside the box she found a copy of the original manuscript of “the Great Gatsby” with the signature of Fitzgerald; a hat of Harry Potter; a few complex Lego sets for adults, including the giant Hogwarts castle and R2D2; eight books; toys for cats; earrings and gorgeous quilt handmade Zelda; hammock with mosquito net; 5 scripts of season 2 of twin Peaks and a jacket, worn by someone from the crew of the series; eight packages of Oreo cookies.
Bill gates, you are a miracle. Still can’t believe how lucky I was, how cool and respectful that someone has collected so special and personalized set of gifts simply for good old me, ‘ she wrote on Reddit. And your donation to the American heart Association in memory of my mom is the most special gift of all. It means more to me than I can Express”.