Reddit User's Secret Santa: Bill Gates

He donates a cow on her behalf
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2013 12:36 PM CST
Bill Gates was a great Secret Santa.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

(Newser) – You might end up with a great Secret Santa this year, but Reddit user Rachel will probably have you beat. Hers ended up being none other than Bill Gates in Reddit's online gift exchange program, reports Fast Company. She posted the news yesterday under her NY1227 handle, thanking Gates for the "amazing and thoughtful gift." He donated a cow on her behalf to a needy family via the Heifer International program, gave her a stuffed-animal cow as a symbol of that, and added a travel book.

In her post, Rachel writes how she didn't realize it was Bill Gates himself until she found a photo inside her package of him holding the stuffed animal, notes CNET. "My God. Never in my entire life did I imagine, ever, ever, ever that Bill would get me," Rachel wrote. "I am SO SO thankful for the time, thought ,and energy he put into my gift, and especially thankful for him over-nighting it :)" She also apologized for putting an Apple iPad on her wish list. (Read more Bill Gates stories.)

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