A 12-year-old Utah boy who couldn’t afford books no longer has to read junk mail for fun.

Last week, letter carrier Ron Lynch asked his Facebook friends to send books to 12-year-old Mathew Flores, whom he encountered while delivering mail to the boy’s apartment complex. Lynch explained that Mathew was reading ads and asked the letter carrier for extra mail that he could read.

“He told me his wish is to have books to read,” Lynch wrote. “I told him the library had many, but he said they don’t have a car, and couldn’t afford the bus.”

Mathew has been flooded with more than 500 books since Lynch posted the plea to Facebook. He said this morning on “Fox and Friends” that he’s thankful for Lynch’s actions.

“If it weren’t for him I probably wouldn’t have any books right now,” he said.

Mathew says that he enjoys reading because he likes to use his imagination. His favorite book that he’s read so far is “Captain Underpants.”

Once Mathew’s done reading the books, he plans to donate them. Lynch is now calling on Americans to send books to other kids like Mathew in communities across the country.