Who would have thought that billionaire tech mogul Bill Gates has time to participate in Reddit’s annual Secret Santa gift exchange? Every year, Gates puts his name in the popular online forum’s Secret Santa program and sends a personalized gift box to one very lucky Redditor.
This year, the Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist went above and beyond to make one lady feel very blessed.
Redditor Aerrix Laurel revealed the contents of her gift package containing items meticulously selected by Gates for her. Apparently, the richest man in the world made an effort to go through Laurel’s profile and determine what she really wants for Christmas.
Known for his incredible generosity, Gates filled Laurel’s haul with items specific to her interest such as a brand-new Xbox one console, the highly coveted NES Classic console, DVDs and video games as well as Harry Potter-themed socks. To top it all off, Gates photoshopped himself into the picture of Laurel, her husband and her dog.
Lastly, Gates gave a donation to code.org in Laurel’s name to help others learn about computer science.
“I’m just blown away by his generosity, which went even further than all these gifts because he submitted a donation to code.org in my name to give more students the chance to learn computer science, which is AWESOME because it’s something near and dear to my heart as my husband is a programmer and my brother has a degree in computer science!”
What is Secret Santa?
A popular holiday game also known as Kris Kringle, Secret Santa is a Western Christian tradition in which members of a group of family members, friends or co-workers are randomly assigned a person to whom they should give a present. It is called Secret Santa since the gift giver is a secret until revealed at the gift exchange.