For many college students, acquiring textbooks has become just as hard as reading them. According to CBS News, 65 percent of students skip buying required texts at some point in their college career due to lack of affordability. One professor got so fed up with publishers abusing his students, that he decided to take matters into his own hands.

“He was a great teacher,” a student of his who wanted to remain anonymous told Bored Panda. “He’s was willing to go above and beyond to help students learn the material.”

The professor took the time to do some research and found a legal loophole which he then exploited unapologetically to help his students save money. “I spent about $400 on textbooks per semester,” the student added. “Way too much.”

In fact, they were so thankful for the hundreds of saved dollars, they shared the story on reddit. Generating over 24,000 upvotes, you could say the internet appreciated the professor’s efforts as well! Scroll down to check them out.

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65 percent of students skip buying required texts at some point in their college career because they can’t afford them

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One professor, however, got fed up with textbook publishers as much as his students were, so he took matters into his own hands

People were quick to appreciate his efforts, and some even calculated the price of this act of kindness