NEW YORK, Dec. 26 (EFE) – Microsoft founder Bill Gates once again joined Reddit's secret Christmas friend this year and sent a 36kg package full of gifts to Shelby, a Michigan resident, and made a donation to the American Heart Association in honor of her recently deceased mother.
Gates has been a member of RedditGifts for five years in a row, which organizes online gift exchanges between strangers and ensures that it always tries to make items "as personal as possible."
To participate, you need to fill in the profile with likes and interests as well as personal information to make it easy for the secret friend to have as much information as possible and get the right gift.
This year Shelby received a "non-car" package that contained, among other gifts, ten books, cookie and candy packages, puzzles, and Harry Potter and Star Wars-themed Lego sets.
In the note Bill Gates sent to Shelby along with the huge package, the tycoon said he hopes the gifts will make her "smile" over Christmas.
"I've included some fun things to enjoy both at home and outdoors, as well as some books that I think you'll enjoy," Gates wrote, adding that he knows "no gift can make up for the loss of someone so important to you."
"I'm sorry for your mother. I made a donation to the American Heart Association in his honor," Gates concluded.
In an interview with Marketwatch, Shelby commented that she has been a member of RedditGifts for a long time and has always dreamed of how great it would be if Bill Gates were his secret friend, as it is known among users of this platform that the founder of Microsoft is also a participant. frequent.
"But I never expected that to happen to me," he said.