Secret Santa has become a part of Christmas traditions all around the world and there’s even an online version of it on Reddit, RedditGifts Secret Santa Exchange. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates also participates every year and other participants eagerly wait to get him as their Secret Santa.
Raise your hand if matching with Bill Gates for #RedditGifts Secret Santa is a life goal. 🙋♀️Just when she needed it most, one lucky giftee (u/szor) struck Secret Santa gold & was blessed with the Christmas of a lifetime. Well done, @BillGates. https://t.co/pZelK3ao9v pic.twitter.com/RY4DrKHU6g
— Reddit (@Reddit) December 21, 2019
This year, the lucky girl was Shelby from the US, who received gifts weighing 37 kg from her Secret Santa. The gift is books, a Harry Potter Santa hat, a giant Hogwart castle and an R2D2 puzzle. She also got a pair of elaborate Lego building sets and a bound manuscript of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby with scans of the author’s handwritten notes as he was writing the novel.
Among all the gifts, Bill Gates also made a donation in her late mother’s memory to the American Heart Association. Her mother had passed away in March this year, just 10 days before her wedding.