Host Hoda Kotb broke down in tears live on the “TODAY” show this morning after interviewing NFL quarterback Drew Brees. While on the daytime show, the News Orlean Saints player revealed that he will be donating $5 million to victims of coronavirus in hard hit Louisiana.
Hoda Kotb Overwhelmed By Drew Brees Generosity
Daily Mail  reported that Hoda Kotb broke down just after ending her interview with Drew Brees, who she praised for his generosity and kindness towards those suffering from the pandemic.
After she said “we love ya” to Brees as he signed off, the TODAY host became emotional and was unable to continue speaking.
As she struggled to control her sobbing, Hoda said, “I’m sorry,” before her cohost Savannah Guthrie, who is working from home, jumped in.
“Oh Hoda, I know, it’s a lot,” Guthrie said.
“Hoda I’m so sorry hun,” she continued as Kotb kept apologizing.
When Guthrie offered to take over the “tease” for the next segment, Hoda said “yes please.”
We love you, Hoda. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/rocZr8J4EE 
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) March 27, 2020 
The overhwhelming emotion hit after an interview with Brees in which the New Orleans Saints quarterback admitted that “this is a devastating thing for a lot of people but especially for the state of Louisiana.”
“We have to come together and help one another,” he said as he announced his plans to make the major donation.
Fans Rally Behind TODAY Host Hoda Kotb
The clip of Hoda crying immediately went viral, with internet users praising her for the show of emotion,.
“I love that Hoda showed her emotions!’ one user wrote. “There is only so much people can take reporting this day after day. She cried for all of us.”
“It’s comforting to see others feeling just how I’m feeling,” another added. “Random tears at random moments. Thank you for being real, @hodakotb! I know @savannahguthrie just wanted to give you a hug and so did I!”
“Thanks for showing your humanity love and hope. Love you Hoda,” a third person wrote.
George Bush’s daughter Jenna, now co-host of TODAY and Editor-at-Large for Southern Living, had beautiful words for her compassionate co-host.
— Jenna Bush Hager (@JennaBushHager) March 27, 2020 
An emotional Hoda even got to hardballer Piers Morgan.
So moving. There are few nicer, more decent people in world television than @hodakotb .
She’s tough too, covered many wars & disasters like Katrina.
This virus is getting to everyone in myriad ways. Hang in there Hoda. https://t.co/slS9pe7HYn 
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 27, 2020 
We Are All In This Together
This serves as a reminder that we are facing a crisis the likes of which nobody alive has faced in their lifetime.
Reporting on what is happening right now day in and day out when the news is so bleak has to take it’s toll, which explains why Hoda Kotb was so overwhelmed by Drew Brees act of kindness.
At a time when politics is dividing us more than ever before, we should all be coming together to face this crisis as one.
We are all in this together, and we should lean on each other to get through this difficult time.