- A woman has finally received her luck after joining the RedditGifts exchange for the 95th time
- To her surprise, her “Secret Santa” was Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates who sent her lots of presents
- It has been reported that Shelby received worth of 81 lbs gifts from the billionaire, including books and manuscript of The Great Gatsby
- Bill Gates also donated to the American Heart Association in honor of Shelby’s late mother
A lucky woman who has been participating in RedditGifts has hit the jackpot when she joined for the 95th time.
KAMI learned that Shelby was in shock when she discovered that her “Secret Santa” was a billionaire and Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
"I open the box and am immediately struck by a package that is literally lit up with a strand of fairy lights. Wow! I see the infamous Bill Gates letter placard and photo and my stomach flips,” Shelby shared.
In a report by the LADBible, Gates sent the Reddit user 81 lbs worth of presents. It includes hard-covered books, The Great Gatsby manuscript copy, and toys for her cats.
However, for Shelby, the gift she appreciated the most was Gates’ donation to the American Heart Association in honor of her late mother who passed away just days before her wedding.
"Bill Gates, you are a blessing. This year has been a complete rollercoaster of emotions for me; in March, I lost my mother completely unexpectedly only 10 days before my destination wedding,” Shelby said.
“And your donation to The American Heart Association in my mom's memory is the most special gift of all. It means more to me than I can express,” she added.
Shelby also shared what was written on the Bill Gates placard.
"Wow, I'm impressed that this is your 95th Reddit gift exchange! You seem like a very generous person, and I hope my gift makes you smile this Christmas. I've included some fun things to enjoy both at home and outdoors - plus a couple of great books I think you'll like,” Gates wrote.
"At the same time, I know no gift will ever make up for losing someone so important to you. I was very sorry to hear about your mom, and I've made a donation to the American Heart Association in her memory. I hope you and your family find your ‘new normal’ this holiday season,” he added.
Here is the complete list of the gifts Shelby received from Bill Gates:
- Bill's Deck of Books 2019
- A Harry Potter santa hat
- Hylian shield earrings
- A hammock
- Almond Rocca, Seattle mint chocolates, Jelly Belly's
- A cat-themed logic game
- Toys for her cat
- Seven packs of assorted Oreos
- Eight hardcover books
- A very heavy and beautiful handmade Zelda quilt
- An extremely fancy manuscript copy of The Great Gatsby
- A candle with a passage from The Great Gatsby inscribed
- Two exceptional adult-level LEGO sets: Microscale Hogwarts and the retired UCS R2D2
- A plethora of Twin Peaks gifts including a shirt and sweatshirt
- Book by director Jonathan Sanger and some memorabilia from his collection including 5 scripts from season 2 of Twin Peaks
- Embroidered L.L. Bean jacket worn by crew members during the second season of the show.
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