I don’t care if you ship Tokka (I don’t) but look at him. All he wants to do is save Toph. Sokka saves people. He is the only one in the gaang who has individually saved everyone of his friends. I hate this scene so much, Toph is terrified. Toph is currently being bent into the air and floating. Toph cannot see. Sokka wants nothing more than to save her.