Benefit Systems, a 401(k) administration company based in Austin, has started a program to put money in the pockets of the homeless there, while also helping them start savings accounts.

The company has designed buttons for the homeless to sell at congested street corners during rush hour. Each month, Benefits Systems will design a new button. Those for this initial month are tied to Jan. 21, which is “National Hugging Day.” These buttons read, “Free Hugs.”

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