Microsoft tech giant Bill Gates pulled out all the stops when it came to treating one of his employees – who had no idea the billionaire was her Secret Santa.
Bill Gates is known to participate in the Microsoft annual Christmas gift giving but this is the first time the lucky recipient has spoken out.
Taking to Reddit, Shelby, 35, said: "I'm full-force in my getting-ready-for-bed routine. I check my phone one last time and I spy an email alert informing me that my RedditGifts Secret Santa package has shipped!
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"I log in and am a bit taken aback that the package is being FedEx overnighted – sounds expensive. I also noticed that it was being shipped from Washington state, and as a seasoned RedditGifter, I remark to my husband, 'Huh, wouldn't it be something if my Santa was Bill Gates ?'"
The following day, when Shelby went to pick her mystery package she recalled how the clerk shouted: "OH MY GOD! You're the BILL GATES package!!!!!! We've been waiting for you all day. Is this really from Bill Gates, or is it a hoax? Grab a cart because you're going to need it."
Alongside Shelby's array of presents which included a Harry Potter Santa hat, a handmade Zelda quilt and Twin Peaks memorabilia as well as many more she also received a letter from the man himself that read:
"I've included some fun things to enjoy both at home and outdoors – plus a couple of great books I think you'll like.
Gates also made a donation to a charity very dear to Shelby.
"At the same time, I know no gift will ever make up for losing someone so important to you. I was very sorry to hear about your mom, and I've made a donation to the American Heart Association in her memory. I hope you and your family find your 'new normal' this holiday season."
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