Reddit user gets Bill Gates as her Secret Santa

One Reddit user got a surprise Friday when she discovered Bill Gates was her Secret Santa for Reddit’s gift exchange program.

As reported by KING-TV, a user by the name of Aerrix received a FedEx delivery and was surprised to see a photo of gates. Aerrix did not receive her Secret Santa gift in last year’s exchange, so she said the delivery was the least of her expectations.

“Bill Gates is my freakin Santa!” Aerrix wrote in a Reddit post.

Gates included handwritten notes and several photos in the package. He also included a framed photo of Aerrix and her husband with Gates Photoshopped in. Among the gifts were an XBOX One, blanket and socks.

In a letter, Gates wrote:

Dear Aerrix,

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 for you 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, to help give more students the chance to learn computer science.

With best wishes from Seattle,

Bill Gates

P.S. I wasn’t able to consult with the Sorting Hat, but I can tell you are quite clever – so I got you a pair of Ravenclaw slippers from Hot Topic.

“I’m just blown away by his generosity,” Aerrix wrote.

Redditgifts is a free online gift exchange between strangers around the world. Three years ago, over 89,000 people participated in the gift exchange, according to Reddit.