I did a little research and found out, they are called 'retention holders' which, on the spot I could write two paragraphs on how vital they are to the entire motherboard.
That being said, since I found out what they are, I found out they are purchasable. Here for example:
Newegg.com - EVERCOOL K8-AM2-RM AMD K8 Socket AM2 Retention Holder - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
for a paltry 5$ you can find a retention holder based on the socket of your motherboard/cpu. So, find out the socket, get a good retention holder and the next time he breaks, charge him 50$ ontop of the part.