I'm a retired canine behaviorist and dog trainer. I've seen Takoda's reaction any number of times and it is easily fixable.
Do not try to comfort Takoda. To dogs this is the equivalent of praise for whatever they are feeling at the moment. Instead, ignore the behavior and, in essence, tell him "Get over it, boy." If you are matter of fact he will take his cue from you.
And when you go out take some pieces of cheese or hot dogs. When anyone approaches, especially children, have them offer him the cheese/hot dog; children from the flat of their hand so he can lick the treat and not accidentally nip fingers . Of course, they must be old enough and parents who don't mind.
For some reason, Eb, my German shepherd, became leery of men...right before her Obedience debut where we had two male judges and a Stand for Examination. Yikes! So I took her to Vanderbilt, loaded with hot dogs, and when a student saw us I asked him or her to offer Eb a treat. Took about an hour before she was really happy to see men approach.
Got her CD that next weekend with perfect Stands for Examination. Heeling still needed work; but Stands were great!
Hope this helps.