BEIJING, 24 (Xinhua) — Every Christmas, the U.S. social networking site Reddit holds a large-scale “Mystery Santa Claus” gift exchange, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is one of the participants, from 2012, as a mysterious Santa Claus, Every year, he gives an oversized gift to a netizen who matches him anonymously, and this year is no exception.
The lucky one who received Gates’ gift this year was a 33-year-old female netizen from Michigan whose online name Szor. She received a giant 81-pound gift box containing more than a dozen gifts.
The gifts were not given at random, and it was clear that Gates had carefully selected her profile to show the billionaire’s intimate side.
The gifts include Gates’ 2019 recommendation list card, Harry Potter Christmas hat, the game “Legend of Zelda” patterned blanket and Hailar Shield earrings, hammock sets, Oreo cookies, eight books, Star Wars and Harry Potter Lego toys, some peripheral clothing, and even toys for Szor’s pet cats.
Szor’s favorite of these gifts was an original book of The Great Gatsby, not only because it was her favorite, but also because Gates wrote a message to Szor on the title page of the book.
To Szor’s particular surprise, Bill Gates donated to the American Heart Association on behalf of her mother, who just died this year.
Szor posted a message on social media thanking Gates: “Bill Gates, you’re a miracle. This year has been an emotional ups and downs for me. I accidentally lost my mother a few days before the wedding. This year no mind to celebrate the holiday, is your gift let me drum up spirit. Over the past few days, I’ve felt like I’m on another planet, and I still can’t believe I’m so lucky/cool/honored/and all the adjectives, someone who has designed a special, personal gift specifically for me. Your donation to the American Heart Association in my mother’s name is the most special of all gifts. It means a lot to me and it’s hard to put into words. “