Secret Santa Turns Out to Be World’s Richest Man

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A lucky Reddit user says the "giant box" of gifts she received from Bill Gates left her "speechless."

Reddit user Aerrix says her jaw dropped when she ripped open the “giant box” she received from FedEx and discovered that her Reddit Gifts Secret Santa was none other than the richest man in the world — Bill Gates.

According to this Reddit post, Aerrix knew that her box of goodies was really from Gates because it came with a photo of Gates in a Santa hat, as well as a signed note from the Microsoft founder.

According to news reports, Aerrix didn’t receive a Secret Santa gift in the Reddit Gifts present exchange in 2015. Gates’ note to Aerrix read in part:

“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.”

Here are some of the highlights from the “giant box” of gifts Gates sent to Aerrix:

  • Xbox One Minecraft Edition and three special edition wireless Xbox One controllers
  • Matching Zelda mittens for Aerrix and her dog
  • Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition
  • A Cajun cookbook for Aerrix, a Louisiana native
  • A Zelda picture frame and blanket
  • Halo 5 Guardians and Tomb Raider games

“I’m just blown away by his generosity,” Aerrix gushes in her post.

Now in its eighth year, Reddit Gifts Secret Santa exchange had more than 118,000 participants in 163 countries across the globe this holiday season. According to its website, Reddit users who sign up to participate in the gift exchange are randomly matched with a Secret Santa. Gates has participated in the Reddit exchange since 2013, according to GeekWire,

What do you think of the gifts Gates included in his Secret Santa package to Aerrix? Sound off below or on Facebook.

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