Look at this mother fucker. He is about to go invade the Fire Nation during the eclipse, what he thinks will be the biggest moment of his life. Fulfilling his destiny. So what does he do? He stops and pets the koala sheep.
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.