A woman who signed up to take part in Reddit's massive Secret Santa gift exchange on Wednesday got the surprise of a lifetime when she learned her username was picked by none other than the tech billionaire.
"I've done the Reddit gift exchange for years now. I love all the silly little gifts. I always check out the Bill Gates post and laugh at how crazy it must have been for that person, never for a second even considering it a possibility for me. HA!!" she wrote.
“I could fit about 5 of me in the box I got. I did, in fact, stare awkwardly at the FedEx guy - I was so far beyond confused. Then I saw my Reddit username and apparently said ‘wwhaaatttt’ in such a weird way, the delivery guy started laughing. I tried to pull it inside and I guess looked ridiculous, so the guy ran back up to help me lol.”
"As Pusheen was being released from his box, I picked up a letter with a picture, and thought it was SUPER weird that someone was so obsessed with Bill Gates as to send me a photo of him. Then I just caught fragments of the letter all at once "a donation has been made" "bill gates", and my cat's names. It clicked and I started to burst out loud laughing and crying simultaneously. I was a cliché."
“Mr. Gates donated $750 amongst 3 of my favorite cat shelters.”
She took to YouTube to show off the array of gifts.
Here’s the full list of goodies:
• 30-ish pound Pusheen. I will die holding this at 90
• A $250 donation to the FFRC
• A $250 donation to the Stray Cat Alliance
• A $250 donation to Town Cats
• A Stormy stuffed animal (Pusheen’s sister)
• A tiny Pusheen ornament
• A book on cat shelters with a sweet note inside he wrote
• A business book
• Silly Dr. Who book for my coffee table
• Dr. Who cardboard Tardis for the cats LOL!
• A $150 Gift card to True Grit
• A miniature Austrian snow-globe with a teeny tiny white kitten inside. Stunningly beautiful craftsmanship.
• A commissioned, one-of-a-kind cross-stitch of Me and my pal, Bill, and my 4 cats that says “Live Life in the Meow”
• A Japanese Daruma with a very sweet message attached to it
• Dave Matthews Band shirt
• Scroll of the map of Skyrim
• Lastly, someone hand drew all the logos of the cat shelters’ cards and on the other little notes. And they carefully wrapped every gift, paying attention to every detail.