Best. Secret Santa. EVER!
Every year the website Reddit has a Secret Santa gift exchange. One user named Rachel participated, but she was never expecting the gifts that she got.
She especially didn't expect the gifts to be from the billionaire Bill Gates, but that's exactly what happened!
She became a bit curious of the gifts she received which included a stuffed cow, an undisclosed donation amount to the non-profit Heifer International, and the travel book Journeys of a Lifetime.
But she wasn't able to piece it together until she found a photo of him standing in front of a Christmas tree holding her presents in his hands! Along with an amazing note from Mr. Gates himself!
Here's what his note said:
My Secret Santa present to you is a cow!
Don't worry - you will not have to build a barn. This cow will be given to a family in need, in your name, through Heifer International. It will provide them with income and dairy products, and it will help them help themselves.
Happy Holidays, Bill Gates"
That's SO cool that he bought a cow in her name for a family in need through the Heifer International.
The overwhelmed Rachel somehow found a way to gather herself to write an epic thank you note to the Microsoft founder.
Here's what she wrote:
"and then it finally hit me. All the presents I just tore open, the charity, then everything– was from Bill GATES. I quickly went back to the book to see a really nice message and note from Bill wishing me a Merry Christmas and a Happy Birthday (not pictured, because I really want to keep one part of this gift to myself) my jaw hit the EVER LOVING FLOOR. I went back to all the other gifts completely shocked. Then I paused for a minute and thought, what if this is someone screwing with me. Well of course Mr. Bill Gates already thought of this and took a picture of himself with my stuffed animal and a sign and then sent me the stuffed animal and sign…My god, never in my entire life did I imagine, ever, ever, ever that Bill would get me (as a match). I am SO SO thankful for the time, thought and energy he put into my gift, and especially thankful for him overnighting it…ps: Sorry for the apple ipad on my wishlist, that was really awkward."
Bill Gates seems PRETTY happy in the photograph, so we don't think he really minded the iPad request all that much!
A spokesperson for Gates explained that one of the motivating factors for the billionaire participating in the program was to bring attention to the charity and its causes - one of which is helping girls around the world go to school. Find out more about the charity HERE.
This is awesome. Bravo to Bill Gates for his perfect Secret Santa present, as well as his flawless execution.
Genius much? Ha!
Check out more photographs of the gifts Rachel received down (below) !!!
[Image via Reditt.]
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