This Is What Happens When Bill Gates Is Your Secret Santa
Reddit has been running a secret santa since 2009 and each year users are thrilled to participate. My tumblr feed is usually filled this time of year with people posting about how awesome their Reddit Secret Santa has been to them or how perfect their gift ended up being! For the last few years Bill Gates,, yes the Bill Gates: world famous billionaire, has been participating and one lucky Reddit user gets him. This year, Reddit user Aerrix says she "won" Secret Santa when Bill Gates got her and it's not hard to see why. Beginning to end, this story will make you happy, jealous, and probably drool over the seriously incredible package he sent her. Personally, I think the best part is how genuinely amazed and appreciate she comes across. She certainly seems like someone who deserved this whopping dose of generosity!
Aerrix shares her thrilling story:
I....I'm just speechless.
I left this morning (12/16/2016) about 7:30 to go return something at Target and drop MY gift off at the post office on my way back home. I get home at about 9 and there's a FedEx door tag, delivery came by at 7:58 to drop off a package, so I called to see if they could come back by. FedEx lady on the phone said she wasn't sure if they'd be able to come back today, but they definitely would tomorrow. Not kidding like 15 minutes later my door buzzer goes off and the guy came back! He dropped of this freakin HUGE BOX and I saw c/o Aerrix on it and I just started flipping out! I had no idea what it could be and I was just SO EXCITED. I was ALSO confused because my Santa JUST SHIPPED YESTERDAY. This was a GIANT box, and overnighted...I was just...flabbergasted! I get the box inside and the pets had to inspect immediately. Pets for scale.
So then I get the box open and there's just bubble wrap EVERYWHERE, but under the first layer I see a picture...and my jaw. Just. Drops. I will let the picture speak for itself! I immediately call my husband at work, I normally text him first to make sure it's ok if I call but I couldn't wait...he answered and I spoke very quietly because I knew if I didn't I would just yell, and I said something like "dear, please tell me you can talk right now," and he sounded worried and he's like "yes? What's going on?" And I said BILL GATES IS MY FREAKIN SANTA!!!!!!!! I worried him too much, it took a second for it to sink in but oh MAN I was excited and flipping out! He had to get back to work so I called my mom and talked to her and sent pics the whole time I was opening presents!
He sent a very nice note speaking to a couple past experience I'd had with exchanges...well boy did he make up for everything!
I got everything out and laid it out all nice, and there was glitter EVERYWHERE. I just had to go for the two unwrapped boxes that said "Aerrix's Mittens" and "Clairrix's Mittons" first. My dog's name is Claire, btw, how freakin CUTE IS THAT?! He got me ZELDA MITTENS and you guys, matching ones for my DOWG!