Reddit’s annual Secret Santa only came about three years ago but has become a big event ever since it started. More than 100,000 Redditors joined this year. This included celebrities like Snoop Dogg, Alyssa Milano and Bill Gates. That particular billionaire has been making participants extremely happy since 2013.
"I WON SECRET SANTA…BILL GATES WAS MY SANTA!"
— Reddit (@reddit) December 16, 2016
This Christmas, it was Redditor Aerrix who was the lucky recipient of Gates’ overflowing generosity. She received an oversized shipment that didn’t only contain gifts for her but for her dog as well! Some awesome items included were an Xbox One and the NES Classic. Some were smaller but equally thoughtful gifts like a picture of him in a Zelda frame that was photoshopped into an existing image of Aerrix and her hubby.
One of the personalized notes read: “Aerrix, Since you’re originally from Louisiana and miss your uncle Cajun cooking, I thought you might enjoy trying some of the recipes from this cookbook,” per thenextweb.com.
Then Gate’s personal 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.
What’s It All About
redditgifts is an online gift exchange that began connecting internet stranger-friends around the globe with one another. Joining is easy. It takes a few minutes to create your own profile. When done, you wait until matching day, when they run a huge program that matches each individual to someone else in the chain. Then you’ll be given that person’s username. You can then stalk that person (in a friendly manner of course) in order to get the perfect gift for them then mail it off. Another individual will be doing the same thing for you. Once you get it, you can post images of your amazing gift online so everyone can celebrate together.
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