For the second year in a row, Bill Gates participated in the four-year-old secret Santa exchange on Reddit. This year, one lucky woman out of over 200,000 users got presents from her secret Santa that she will never forget.
Gates somehow selected Cali, otherwise known as Calid7 on Reddit, and took note of her love for “Loki” and his helmet in Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers, according to Newsmax. Her “pie in the sky” wish came true when the Loki helmet showed up at her doorstep.
The 25-year-old had written up a wish list, which included visiting Africa someday. Bill Gates also sent a coffee table book full of beautiful photos of Africa, but the surprises didn’t end there.
Cali found a stuffed polio virus microbe and a donation in her name to Shot@Life. Shot@Life is a program that provides vaccines to children in poor countries who desperately need them, according to Business Insider.
Cali excitedly revealed her expressions of gratitude to Bill Gates through a Reddit post.
“I can not believe it. I am literally shaking right now I AM IN SHOCK (someone get me a blanket!). The amazing human being Bill Gates sent me a Loki Helmet which i have been dying to own ever since the first Thor movie came out!! He read my “pie in the sky wish” that i filled out in my questionnaire and fulfilled it! I also got an amazing coffee table book of gorgeous pictures of Africa (somewhere i desperately want to go, its on my bucket list!) with an inscription and a Giant microbes polio virus stuffed animal!”
Unfortunately, the Loki helmet arrived cracked, but Cali assured Gates she thought she could fix it. But she got back to her initial excitement and explained the best part of her gift from Gates.
“The most important part is, He also made a donation in my name to Shot@Life a great program that provides vaccines for kids in poor countries which is SO amazing and i can’t even begin to describe how incredible it makes me feel knowing that he made this donation in my name! I always donate what i can for charities, which is never much cause money is always extremely tight, it really makes me glow!”
Last year, Bill Gates played secret Santa on Reddit and gave a user named Rachel a donation of a real cow on her behalf to Heifer International, along with a stuffed cow and a National Geographic travel book for her to keep.
[Image via Reddit Gifts/Calid7]