It’s nice to get praised for doing good things. An ovation is a way for people to give praise to those who’s work is of quality. Some people get a standing ovation when they have put on a most excellent performance. Everyone needs an ovation of sorts for the good things they do. If we reward good behavior and actions then people will continue to do that sort of thing. Even if you don’t grace a stage you deserve an ovation for your contribution to the greater good.