Every year, Reddit users play Secret Santa and anonymously send Christmas presents to each other. In 2013, they were joined by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates: first he presented a girl named Rachel with a small plush cow and a National Geographic book. The following year, he sent a fan of actor Tom Hiddleston to Loki’s helmet (whom he plays in Marvel comics). In 2016, Gates presented the Xbox One and Nintendo Classic Edition consoles.
In 2017, he got a Reddit user under the nickname VivetteLLC, who told in a secret Santa questionnaire about her great love for cats. Therefore, Gates gave her “the biggest cat I could find” – Pushin’s 13-kilogram plush toy, the character of books and stickers on Facebook.
VivetteLLC also received $ 750 donation certificates for charity on her behalf. This is the tradition of the co-founder of Microsoft: every year he makes contributions for those who came to him on Reddit.
Despite the anonymity of “secret Santa,” Gates confirmed with a photo that the gift was really from him.
Among other gifts that went to Gates’ Reddit user:
- A book on cat shelters with a note inside;
- a book on how to run your startup;
- snow globe with a toy kitten inside;
- Japanese Daruma doll;
- T-shirt of her favorite rock band;
- souvenirs associated with the series Doctor Who;
- a scroll with a Skyrim map from The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim;
- $ 150 certificate to a clothing store.