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Bill Gates Gives Redditor Her Christmas Wish: A Loki Helmet

He did not include the gift of "glorious purpose."

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This cat logs on every day to moderate submissions in r/pics.

Nah, just kidding, Bill Gates actually awarded one full-size Loki helmet, a beautiful coffee table book of photographs of Africa, and a plush toy of the Polio virus, to Redditor calid7. The fluffy beast above, who was a much bigger fan of the packing material than the weird thing inside it, is merely her cat.

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Gates gave the gifts as just another participant in Reddit’s now annual Secret Santa exchange. Last year, Gates awarded a random lucky Redditor with a plush cow, a National Geographic photo book, and a donation to Heifer International (but, amusingly, not the Apple iPad she put on her list). Characteristic to the Gates’ Foundation’s various pro-vaccination missions around the globe, this year Gates made a donation in calid7’s name to Shot@Life, a foundation that provides life-saving vaccines to children who might otherwise never receive them. Now that’s a happy, nerdy Christmas.

(via Laughing Squid)

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