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Kathie Lee, Hoda: Our hearts go out to storm victims

Tuesday morning's chat was dedicated to the devastation in Oklahoma City following Monday's tornado.

It was a very sad day, and the ladies made a special note of the heroism of the first responders and the school teachers, who helped protect the children in schools in the storm's path, praising "the resilience of these kids and the fact that the teachers' first instinct is to lay down their life."

"You always look for stories of hope," said Hoda. "The teachers are incredible."

Earlier in the show, Savannah spoke to a teacher who had lain on top of six children in a bathroom to protect them from damage. They were all unhurt, and one of the kids approached to hug her during the interview.

"We need to look for stories like this that encourage you," said KLG, and said that their hearts and prayers go out to everyone affected.

You can find information and resources on how to help here.

Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY.com contributor.