Many of us participating in a secret Santa this year are wondering what member of our office has us. The popular website Reddit (over 234 million unique users) has their own secret Santa every year, and millions of users opt into it. As you can imagine, it’s a massive event for the site each year.
What most users didn’t realize is that a number of celebrities have a presence on Reddit and a number have opted into becoming a secret Santa this year. One user got his presents a little early – and you won’t believe how much he lucked out.
The charity of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates extends to a cardboard box of goodies to a Reddit user who was stiffed by Scrooge last year.
In a post on Reddit Gifts, user Aerrix says she knew it was really Gates participating in the eight-years-and-running tradition because he included a signed note and a photo of himself in a Santa hat.
Gates’ note read: “I can’t believe your Secret Santa left you hanging last year. To ensure you don’t lose faith in the Reddit community, I’ve enclosed several gifts that I hope you will enjoy. There are a few video games to play, some things to keep you warm and three of my favorite movies for you to watch over the holidays. I’ve also made a donation in your name to code.org, to help give more students the chance to learn computer science. — With best wishes from Seattle, Bill Gates.”
Here’s what the loot looked like:
What a haul!
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H/T Market Watch