It is absolutely commendable that Cristiano Ronaldo paid for a Banda Aceh boy's education after the 2004 tsunami. Imagine if everyone adopted a child in trouble and gave until it hurt. It would change the world. Opening a new world to a child lost in despair is a wonderful thing that should be celebrated by all.
Yes, he should be recognized for his actions. Paying for someone's education is a lot of money, so for someone to be that charitable is indeed a great feat. Cristiano Ronaldo should undoubtedly be recognized for his benevolence in paying for a Banda Aceh boy's education after the 2004 tsunami.
The spirit of charity is one of the most important cross-cultural values that we all share. When the purpose of charity is turned from a genuine desire to help one's fellow man to a desire for fame, we all suffer. If Ronaldo was helping pay for this child's education for the right reasons, who will not require public recognition.
People do not do good deeds for the publicity, or at least they should not. Good deeds are done because we are all here on this earth to treat eat other with respect and love. If someone wants to pay for someone else's education, great, that is wonderful. Why must we make a huge deal out of it?