Credit: Calid7/Reddit

Bill Gates gave a Reddit user a Loki helmet for Secret Santa

The Microsoft founder also sent Cali a polio stuffed toy and made a donation to a vaccination charity in her name.

by Rachel Savage
Last Updated: 22 Dec 2014

One Reddit user got possibly the most awesome collection of Secret Santa gifts ever from Microsoft founder Bill Gates: a donation to child vaccination charity Shot@Life, a polio microbe stuffed toy, a book of photos of Africa and, best of all aside from charidee, a Loki helmet (as worn by Tom Hiddlestone in the Thor film).

‘I can not believe it. I am literally shaking right now I AM IN SHOCK (someone get me a blanket!),’ Redditor Calid7, otherwise known as Cali, wrote on the site. ‘The amazing human being Bill Gates sent me a Loki Helmet which i have been dying to own ever since the first Thor movie came out!!'

Credit: Calid7/Reddit

She added that the donation had made her heart ‘glow’. ‘I can't even begin to describe how incredible it makes me feel knowing that he made this donation in my name! I always donate what I can for charities, which is never much cause money is always extremely tight.’

A record 212,894 Redditors signed up for the forum’s fifth annual online Secret Santa and this is the second year Bill Gates has taken part. Last year, he donated a cow on a user’s behalf, while she herself got a stuffed bovine toy, a National Geographic book and a certificate – nice but not exactly personalised.

Gates clearly read Cali’s Reddit Gifts questionnaire this time round then. She said the Loki helmet had been her ‘pie in the sky wish’ and, in the photo book, the billionaire philanthropist wrote, ‘Melinda and I have been to Africa many times and loved it. I hope you get a chance to visit and check that off your bucket list. Merry Christmas, Bill Gates.’ Naww.

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