The world was uncared for a long time.
The Bottle Cap Collector
Shaun was a bottle collector and was on the streets collecting bottle caps and was on his way to the beach
There, Shaun Tan saw a machine but no one seemed to notice, they were doing beach stuff, Shaun Tan saw the lost thing, there in front of him.
The city is empty. No one cares for each other. You just fill in forms.