But, watch ... immediately after she thanked Drew and told him "we love ya" she got really choked up, before openly sobbing.
Savannah Guthrietried to console her, saying, "It's a lot. I know where your heart is, my dear" before offering to read Hoda's tease.
It's easy to see where all that emotions coming from -- Hoda established deep roots in Louisiana after working there for years earlier in her career. So, speaking to New Orleans Saints QB about the pandemic and his generosity ... was too much.
Louisiana, of course, is reportedly experiencing the fastest growth in new cases in the world. The governor there said the current trajectory of case growth is similar to those in Spain and Italy ... so Drew's donation to help local orgs combat COVID-19 will go a long way.