Reminded of his legacy and the inspiration he has been for so many musicians, Fat's simply said, "That's nice."
"He's so humble," Murphy said.
It's not surprising that Orpheus wanted to honor Domino and his music in some way. The Orpheus parade organization is rooted in music. It was co-founded in 1993 by New Orleans native singer Harry Connick Jr. and Sonny Borey, who serves as the parade organization's captain.
Each year musical guests are invited to ride in the parade and perform at the glitzy ball held afterward at a nearby convention center.
Orpheus leaders have already announced that the 1970s rock band Cheap Trick will be headlining the 2014 Orpheuscapade gala.
Cheap Trick's biggest hits include "Surrender," ''I Want You to Want Me" and "The Flame."
Other musical acts scheduled to perform at the gala include Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and The Party Crashers.
Hunt, the artist chosen by the family to create the commemorative poster for the parade, said he's beyond honored to be a part of this experience.
He said it just wasn't an option for Fats to ride on a float.
"Riding in a parade is a lot more exhausting than people realize, especially when you're throwing, not just waving," Hunt said. "Very few of his age can do that. But what Orpheus has done rivals any celebrity sitting on a throne. This is going to be an interactive experience unlike anything that's been done at Mardi Gras before. You're going to get a Fats family reunion along with a live concert.
"No matter where you are on the parade route, you'll have the best seat in the house."