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I bet you wish Bill Gates was your 'secret Santa'

I bet you wish Bill Gates was your 'secret Santa'
photo courtesy of SHUTTERSTOCK

We all know Bill Gates as the founder of Microsoft. We know him as a billionaire and philanthropist. Add another name to that list: Amazing Secret Santa.

For the last four years, popular site Reddit has hosted a massive Secret Santa gift exchange where anyone can sign up. This year, 212, 894 people signed up and one person was lucky enough to have Bill Gates as a Secret Santa.

It's the second year in a row Gates has participated, and this year, he's made Reddit user Calid7 extremely happy.

You'll want to sign up next year, because you never know if the world's richest man will draw your name. You have to see what she received from the founder of Microsoft.

Redditor Calid7 filled out her wish list, complete with her "pie in the sky wish" of a Loki helmet from the movie "Thor." Gates gave her the pie in the sky, along with a photo book on Africa (a place she really wants to visit) with the inscription  "Melinda and I have been to Africa many times and loved it. I hope you get a chance to visit and check that off your bucket list. Merry Christmas, Bill Gates."

On top of that, Calid7 also received a  a stuffed polio virus microbe, and a donation in her name to Shot@Life, a program that provides vaccines to kids in poor countries who need them. See Calid7's post below to see exactly how excited she is about her Secret Santa.


It reads:

I can not believe it. I am literally shaking right now I AM IN SHOCK (someone get me a blanket!).

The amazing human being Bill Gates sent me a Loki Helmet which i have been dying to own ever since the first Thor movie came out!! He read my "pie in the sky wish" that i filled out in my questionnaire and fulfilled it! I also got an amazing coffee table book of gorgeous pictures of Africa (somewhere i desperately want to go, its on my bucket list!) with an inscription and a Giant microbes polio virus stuffed animal!

The Helmet actually arrived with the horns cracked :( but i'm pretty sure i can find a way to fix it! :D

The most important part is, He also made a donation in my name to Shot@Life a great program that provides vaccines for kids in poor countries which is SO amazing and i can't even begin to describe how incredible it makes me feel knowing that he made this donation in my name! I always donate what i can for charities, which is never much cause money is always extremely tight, it really makes me glow!

I will have to post pictures tomorrow i'm too shaky right now to take any good pictures!!!!

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