Hoda Kotb broke down in tears on Friday after talking to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees about his $5 million donation to help Louisiana through the coronavirus crisis.
Before she was able to transition to the next segment, Kotb--who lived in New Orleans for several years--choked up and began to cry on-camera as she apologized repeatedly. Co-host Savannah Guthrie, who's helping to anchor the show while self-isolating at home, told her, "Hoda, I know it's a lot. Hoda, I'm so sorry..take a moment. It's a lot. I know where your heart is, I do."
Brees and wife Brittany had announced Thursday that their $5 million donation would go toward groups like Second Harvest Food Bank and Ochsner Health Systems, and would help deliver meals to people in need.