If there was an type of Makorra moment it would be this one. Mako stepped up and did what Korra was scared to do. Be the man Mako. Be the man.
But even more so, he showed how he can play an important role in their group dynamic. My brain is shooting back all the way to book 1 when these three were just their own little pro bending team! And Mako was the captain, for a reason. Bolin and Korra seriously share some character traits, and Mako is good for both of them because he knows how to step up, lead, and take care of them… I just really enjoy small moments like this where it seems like Mako might be acting a bit begrudgingly, but to me, it’s just the way he’s able to show that he truly cares for these two and their well-beings.