COVID-19 has continued to affect the lives of people around the world since its emergence in Wuhan, China. From prompting Oprah Winfrey to make new choices to K-pop group BTS discussing the hardest thing they have faced during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, the effects of the pandemic can be felt nearly everywhere. 

Now, "Today" host Hoda Kotb has also given a glimpse of how the COVID-19 spread has affected her, as a certain act of generosity surrounding the pandemic provoked the popular anchor to become emotional on Friday morning's episode.

During the new episode, Kotb interviewed New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees about a large donation that he was making in the ongoing fight society is facing amid the health crisis. 

"Our hope is is that because you let us know that you made this big, generous donation, I think other people look and say, 'Hey, maybe I can help out, too," the "Today" host said at the end of her conversation with Brees. 

After wrapping, she then started to discuss what was coming up on the morning news show, but she quickly became emotional following the uplifting discussion with the athlete. 

The show then cut to co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, who has been appearing on "Today" remotely due to the ongoing coronavirus threat. "Oh, Hoda. I know. It's a lot," she said, compassionately adding that she wanted her colleague to take a moment. Shortly thereafter, Guthrie offered to read the tease, which prompted Kotb to respond, "Yes, please." 

The moment can be seen below.

The effects of the novel coronavirus have also been felt on the NBC show in a variety of other ways as well. Recently, weatherman Al Roker has also been making appearances from his own home after a "Today" staffer tested positive for COVID-19. The news anchors have also had to deal with tragedy amid the ongoing pandemic as they lost a beloved colleague earlier this month as well.  Today show hosts Carson Daly, Craig Melvin, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker From left: Carson Daly, Craig Melvin, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker on "Today" on Feb. 14, 2020. Photo: Nathan Congleton/NBC