There are at least 4 things the cross did for Simon.
“Simon of Cyrene”
Matthew 27:32, Mark 15:21, Luke 23:26
Matthew 27:32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.
Mark 15:21 “And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of