Michigan Woman’s Secret Santa Turned out to be Bill Gates
She received 81 pounds of Secret Santa gifts from the multibillionaire
A Michigan woman living in the metro Detroit area received 81 pounds of Secret Santa gifts from the one and only Bill Gates.
According to MarketWatch, Shelby, has participated in 95 RedditGift exchanges before she hit the ultimate jackpot this Christmas. The billionaire gave her a heap of presents nodding to her favorite movies, books and video games.
Some of the notable gifts include a Harry Potter Santa hat, a pair of elaborate Lego building sets including a giant Hogwarts castle from ‘Harry Potter,’ a retired R2D2 puzzle and a bound manuscript of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ with scans of the author’s handwritten notes as he was writing the novel.
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— Reddit (@reddit) December 21, 2019
“‘The Great Gatsby,’ is my favorite novel. I had some lines from ‘Great Gatsby’ in my wedding vows. So this really is a special book to me,” Shelby told MarketWatch. “And it is the most fancy book I have ever seen. It almost feels like it needs a case with a spotlight to display it. It is so nice.”
However, she says the most meaningful gift was a donation made in her late mother’s memory to the American Heart Association.
“Your donation to The American Heart Association in my mom’s memory is the most special gift of all. It means more to me than I can express,” she wrote to Gates on Reddit. “This year has been a complete rollercoaster of emotions for me … It has been hard to drum up holiday spirit this year, and this has been a taser of Christmas cheer.”
Gates reportedly participates in RedditGifts’ Secret Santa exchange every year.
He and his team are known for conducting thorough research to provide gifts that are tailor-made for each recipient.
Dang — time to start joining the gift swaps!