Just before Jesus arrives at the place of the crucifixion, we see at the background that one bandit is already on the cross. The other (the one on the left of Jesus) while been lifted to the cross he is discretely but clearly bending his foot giving a thrust in order to take his place on the cross, a move that a condemned to die criminal would never willingly do. See more
What is the heart of the law?
Joseph of Arimathea
"Hear, O Israel, thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul and with all thy strength." This is the greatest commandment.
You have said well. You are not far from the Kingdom of God, Joseph of Arimathea. But there is another commandment, no less greater: you must love your neighbor as yourself.