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Reddit: Reddit Gifts

Reddit: Reddit Gifts

Reddit: Reddit Gifts

(KTVI) –  When Reddit user Rachel got a present from her Secret Santa, a guy named “Bill”,  she didn’t think much of it.

He sent her a stuffed cow. She thought it was cute. But when she read the note included in the gift, it was signed by billionaire Bill Gates!

According to, Gates donated  a cow through Heifer International to a family in need in Rachel’s name.   The family will be able to have an income and dairy products.

Rachel wrote in her Reddit Post, she didn’t realize Bill Gates was her secret Santa until she read the included card signed by Gates.



She says, “I thought Bill sounded like a friendly fellow. In fact, I had this whole image of this poor guy named Bill trying to navigate my wishlist full of makeup, nail polish, glittery things to buy me. Quite frankly I felt bad for this “Bill” since I’m a self identified pain in the ass to shop for. I finally opened the card and realized that “Bill” (I use quotes, because like I said, I still didn’t realize that this was THE Bill) had donated to a charity on my behalf.”

Now the question is, what did she get for him?

Reddit secret Santa and Redditgifts started in 2009 to provide a secret Santa for the Reddit community.


  • Barbara

    Is it insensitive of me to say… SO? You donated a cow in my name. How is that a gift to me? Sure, it’s a gift to the people being helped by the charity, but, He didn’t get THEIR name. Maybe SHE needed help, maybe the money for the cow, had he sent it to her, would have fed her and her family, or got their water turned back on, or her car fixed…. Maybe she’s a vegan/vegetarian. and he just REALLY offended her?

    (and yes, I had a chuckle at the RED too.)

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